Row 41 (41, 39): 1ch, htr to end. Do not fasten off. Change to 5mm hook, 52 (60, 68) ch, turn - 142 (158, 176) sts.
Row 42 (42, 40): With a 4mm hook, 1ch, htr to end. Do not fasten off. Put loop on a stitch marker. With another piece of the same colour yarn and sl st, join to turning ch of prev row. With 5mm hook, 52 (60, 68)ch. Fasten off. Now return to the loop on the stitch marker, with 4mm hook, htr to end, turn - 194 (218, 244) sts.
Rows 43 (43, 41) – 62: 1ch, htr to end, turn.
Row 63: 1ch, 69 (81, 94)htr, change to 5mm hook, 56ch, change to 4mm hook, miss 56 sts, htr to end, turn.
1ch, htr to end
including each ch of
the 56ch, turn – 194 (218, 244)
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There seems to be some confusion over the special stitches. In the pattern on row 2 you refer the reader to the special stitches section for the abbreviations rtrf and rtrb. The special stitches only list rhtrf and rhtrb which is really confusing for a pattern that is stated as being perfect for beginners. As a novice at crochet I am confident to follow a pattern but I'm not at a level where I can work out whether the stitch should be a half treble or full treble. Can you please clarify this? Thank you