Learn to read crochet patterns
Hi all! I’m continuing my mission to teach crochet fans how to read crochet patterns. Many crocheters have learned how to make the stitches with their hook and hands but don’t know what those stitches are called or how they are written into patterns. Add to that all the abbreviations, parentheses and numbers and those written crochet patterns are like a language all their own! Each video in this series walks you through a written pattern one step at a time. I’ll decipher the abbreviations, explain the formatting, and show you with my own hook and hands what those instructions mean.
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The video below continues like my previous three in this series by teaching another small motif pattern from my Gardens Galore Garland pattern. That free pattern can be found at this link. This pattern includes instructions for five very small motifs that can be combined any way you like and attached as you go to a long crochet chain for decorating! I have already made videos to how to read crochet patterns for three other motifs in this pattern, and you can find those below:
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If you’ve already looked at some crochet patterns, you’ll notice that there are a lot of abbreviations in those patterns! There are standard abbreviations for all common crochet stitches. Sometimes if a designer invents a new stitch they have to come up with their own abbreviation for it. You’ll find reading crochet patterns much easier with a cheat sheet by your side that lists common crochet abbreviations and what they mean. You can get my free PDF here. You can download and print this, but please send others to my website to get their own instead of sharing copies. Thanks!
Now, let’s get to today’s video, where I will walk you through the instructions for a 6-petal flower.
Like the look of the crochet hook I used in this video? It is from Brittany Needles and Crochet Hooks and can be found here.
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