Learning how to read crochet patterns
I just learned how to crochet over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I just learned the basic stitch that was shown to me by hand. I have made three toboggan hats using the magic adjustable ring: A better way to begin crochet in the round and mostly figuring out what do next on my own. I also made two poncho for my girls and just recently finished making myself a purse with satin lining inside with a zipper. I am truly proud of myself and ready to learn knitting. But one problem I don’t understand directions for the pattern I would like to do in the future. I would like to learn. Is anyone willing to help me understand what all this mean? I have a pattern here in my hands for Cool Caps for Kids. Here the instructions:
With A, ch.4 Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch.1 6 sc in ring. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd:With B, ch1. 2sc in each sc around. Join C with sl st to first sc. 12sc.
3rd rnd: With C, ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join D with sl st to first sc. 18 sc
4th rnd: With D, ch 1.( 2sc in next sc.1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Join A with sl st to first sc. 24sc.
5th rnd: With A, ch 1.(2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 6 times. Join B with sl st to first sc. 30sc.
Keepin cont of pat, inc 6 sts on every row, as before to 48 (54-60) sts, then every following alt row to 60 (66-72) sts.
Next rnd: With appropriate color; working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Can someone please help me understand the directions? Your help would be greatly appreciated.