I'm new in crochet and i found a pattern for a baby cap, everything was going well until I got to the Brim.
The pattern says as follows
Ch 3, Xdc2 over first 2 dc, *Xdc3 over 3 dc, Xdc2 over 2 dc; rep from * to last 2dc, Xdc2 over 2 dc; join with a sl st in third chain of beg ch 3; turn
I'm not sure what Xdc2 over 2 dc means, I've being searching online and I found that Xdc may be crossed double crochet but the 2 after dc I don't know what it means.
I appreciate any help you can give me.
You are basically making an X with your double crochets. Xdc2 over 2 dc means that you will make your next 2 dc stitches as follows: skip one stitch and make a dc in the next stitch; make your next dc in the stitch that you just skipped. Those two dc's are now crossing one another, making your X. The Xdc3 is the same concept but will cover 3 stitches: you will skip 2 stitches and make your dc in the 3rd stitch from your hook; your next dc will cross over going back to the 1st stitch skipped (there will be 1 stitch--the one in the middle--that will not be worked). One thing I'm not sure of here on the Xdc3 is if there should be a chain between the 2 crossed dc's to make up for the missed stitch in the middle. This might be explained at the very beginning of your pattern where stitch instructions are given when a particular pattern stitch is being made.