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    Crochet Instructions for a Lion Main HELP!

    I am new to crocheting and I'm struggling to understand this pattern.

    I'm making a little lion toy and I can't seem to understand how to do the mane part. It's the following instruction:

    Rnd 10 (Mane): 3ch, working into front loop only, 3tr in first st, *miss next st, sl st into next st, miss next st, 7tr in next st; rep from * to last three sts, miss next st, sl st into next st, 3tr in first st, sl st in third ch

    Simpler the explanation the more it will help! Thank you!!

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    Hello, I have never made toys but this is how I understand this round.

    This is how I read your instructions.
    Round 10: Chain 3,
    you will be working in the front loop only (not through both loops from the last rnd).
    Make 3 treble stitches in the first stitch of the round ( the stitch right after the chain 3)
    this is a repeat set of stitches * skip the next stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, skip the next stitch.
    make 7 treble in the next stitch, repeat from *
    until the last 3 stitches,

    the last 3 stitches;
    First stitch of the last 3:skip the first stitch
    2nd stitch of the last 3 :slip stitch in the second stitch
    Now go back to the first stitch you skipped and make 3 Treble's in the first stitch you skipped

    in the 3rd and final stitch of the rnd you will slip stitch.

    Hope this helps,
    Spoula

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    You are trying to make it too complicated. Work in the front loop of the row only, 3 triple crochet in first stitch, * skip next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, skip next stitch, 7 triple crochet in the next stitch. Repeat the directions starting at the * until you have 3 stitches left. Skip the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, 3 triple crochet in the last stitch and slip stitch in the third chain in the 1st triple crochet. there you have it....the mane is done. Easy Peasy.

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    I thought that Spoula's explanations made things a bit more clear for a beginner. Amccusker is new to crochet.

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