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How To Read A Crochet Pattern: Terms Explained For Beginners

How To Read A Crochet Pattern: Terms Explained For Beginners
How To Read A Crochet Pattern

"You’ve run into a dilemma. You‘ve discovered some beautiful crochet design on Pinterest or Ravelry, but alas, you don’t know what the the terms are or how to read a crochet pattern, and the designer hasn’t put out a video, or step-by-step picture tutorial. What are you going to do? Mope? Of course not, because that’s not the kind of person you are, you fierce, strong, determined crochet gal, you! This how-to guide is going to open a whole new world to you, whether you're just starting out, or have decided to learn to read written patterns after 20 years of crocheting!"

NotesThis pattern reading guide covers the sections of a typical crochet pattern, as well as commonly used terms/abbreviations. It does not teach you how to crochet.

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Heres another article Im going to print off to hand out to my crochet students. Most of the modern day patterns are easy to read, but those vintage ones in the old, digest sized crochet magazines are darn near impossible! Ive actually rewritten them into a more friendly format upon request. And we dont Fear the Frog in my crochet classes. Were just very happy were not a Knitting class instead!

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