How to Crochet
an asterisk (*) means that the directions immediately following are to be repeated the given number of times in addition to the ones already given. thus “repeat from * 3 times” means 4 patterns in all. instead of using the asterisk, directions may appear in parentheses, such as (ch 8, sk 2 sts, sc in next st) 4 times. this means to work the directions in parentheses the number of times specified at end of parentheses. to work an “even” row means to work row without any increases or decreases.