Hello there! I'm a self taught crocheter, and have been at it for about 2 years now. I'm having a blast and am trying to learn how to do the more intermediate/complicated patterns.
Currently I am working on an earflap hat (a pattern that I found at redheart.com. I understand how to do all of the stitches, which are dc2tog, Fpdc, Bpdc. But, the pattern is making me doubt my self-taught skills. lol
I am in search of something I can look at that would be list and show every part of the stiitch. For example; i have done one pattern where the author included the "anatomy" of the stitch in a sketch, as to what was the post and which stitch was part of that post, such as in the pic below:
I am searching for something like this, but that would show me further details... specifically, if part of the pattern reads:
"ch 3, dc in next stitch, 2 Fpdc in next stitch, "dc in next 2 sts, 2 Fpdc in next st, repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of ch-3"
I need to know which is the "next stitch" after I do the Fpdc? I thought I knew, but I keep ending up with too many or too little stitches at the end of the rounds and I've pulled my work out no less than 4 times now!! Ack! I need help! lol
If anyone has info on where I might find something like this, please let me know! Thank you for your time!! :)
PS - I did go to Dummies.com where the above photo was pulled from, but I still couldn't locate what I'm looking for. :/
This is the best I've seen.
I agree with you, most front post double crochet stitch tutorials stop with one stitch. I was left with questions, too.
I hope you like this. It helped me.