Diana lol rework

Dear Tamara,
I apologize for asking what is probably a dumb question but being new to reading a more complicated pattern I am no understanding exactly the instructions. So I worked through the 5 rows with the 28 stitches and that all went well (I am practicing with old yarn). Then I expanded to 36 stitches and I don’t know where I am going wrong on reading the pattern. Row 1 says:
Row 1(WS): Ch 76, dc in the 5th ch from the hook (counts as 1st st/dc2tog), ch 1, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1**, skip next ch, then dc2tog working the first half in the next ch, then skip 3 ch and working the second half in the next ch repeat from * finishing last repeat at ** with 4 ch remaining, skip next 2 ch, dc2tog in last 2 ch, turn.
now the way I see this, withe repeat as it states I am not doing a dc2tog after the first 2. The repeat is only for *ch 1, skip 1 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, ch 1** so that for much of the pattern there are no dc2tog and I don’t think that is right?

Diana lol rework

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