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i'm making a headband for my granddaughter with a rose, and I'm having trouble understanding this instruction:

*chain 5, sc around next db*

When I do this, I have completed a circle of double crochet stitches around a center when I begin this row.

I understand chain and I understand sc (single crochet). I've assumed that "db" is their abbreviation for a double crochet. But how do you sc around a db?
 

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fergablu2 said:
Double crochet is abbreviated as "dc". Do you have a link to the pattern?
I know it was a free pattern that I saved from the internet, but I cannot find the source now. However, if you'll pm me your email address, could I just attach the pattern and send it to you?

I always thought double crochet was "dc" too, but this pattern doesn't have any "dc" and it has a lot of "db", so I assume they mean double crochet. Not sure.

Thanks for offer to help. This should be an easy pattern, if I can just figure out the one instruction.
 

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the DC looks like a little post -- instead of crocheting into the top as you would if doing rows -- put your hook in to the right of the post and back out on the left -- work your stitch around this "DC post" anchoring your chain so it makes a loop.

Take Joy,
 

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elsiemarley said:
the DC looks like a little post -- instead of crocheting into the top as you would if doing rows -- put your hook in to the right of the post and back out on the left -- work your stitch around this "DC post" anchoring your chain so it makes a loop.

Take Joy,
That makes sense too. Thanks.
 

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I just did what I advise everyone else to do, and Googled crochet db and got a lot of responses showing db being used to mean double crochet. Frustrating. Then there is the pond problem where UK double = US single and US treble = UK double.
I wonder how anyone gets anything done with so many different nomenclatures in use.
Grouse, grouse, whine, whine.
Nancyannin, I wish you luck!
 
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