Crochet Hermeneutics

I am no crochet savant. So last night when faced with instructions indicating "repeat from * to * twice and from **  three times" I was like, "huh?"

I tried one interpretation of these hieroglyphics and got six "pineapple bottoms" (what is it with crochet and pineapples?), tried another and got five. (Eight was the target number, in case you were wondering.) Finally I turned to the lace chart, squinting to follow the winding chain of dc's, sc's and chain 3's, matching them to the written instructions and all was illuminated.

It just goes to show, a picture is worth a thousand words and even crochet requires hermeneutics.


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