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I have submitted this before, but expert could not answer. I hope you can as this is a timely baby gift.
I do not understand the following: work [2 dc,ch1,[3 dc,ch1,]3 times
knowing how to proceed would help me so much. This is part of a baby hat pattern." I hope someone in your  community can help me out. If there is any way to expedite as this is for a baby shower gift.
thanks so much Roberta,
It starts with a bracket then more instructions in parenthesis and closes with bracket

Hey Roberta,

Is this pattern in a round? If it is, usually this means that you have aready done a ch 3 (or ch 2) and this is counting as your first dc stitch. So I take this to mean that you need to do first 2dc, ch 1. Then you do the 3 dc, ch 1 three times around the circle. So there should be four seperate groupings of (3dc) around each separated by a ch 1.

If this is not what you mean, I am sorry.

Hope this helps,



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Natalie Paterson


I can answer questions that concern reading crochet patterns and filet charts. I am not qualified to help with patterns that are only picture charts. I specialize in thread or cotton crochet, especially making doilies.


I have been crocheting for the past 6 years and have made many different projects. I have also helped many beginners start on their crocheting journing. I have done both wool and thread crochet, but I am better at thread crochet. I specialize in making doilies and lace items such as tablecloths, place settings, etc.

Crochet is a very enjoyable hobby that I pursue, but I have never had any education regarding this subject. What I know I am self taught and have perfected through many years of practice. I have finished my bachelor degree at college, and I just joining the workforce.

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