How to Read a Crochet Pattern: 8-Petal Flower

Learn how to read a crochet pattern with my free video and written pattern.

How to Read a Crochet Pattern

I’m on a mission here to teach you how to read a crochet pattern! This video in my series of tutorials walks you through a mini crochet pattern for an eight-petal flower. I’ll explain each abbreviation and the formatting as I go through the pattern. Then I will demonstrate what the instructions look like as you crochet the stitches.

This flower is the last motif in my free crochet pattern Gardens Galore Garland. I’ve already made videos in this series for all the other small motifs in this pattern.

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Abbreviation list

If you’ve learned to crochet by watching a friend, family member, or YouTube video, but you don’t know how to read a crochet pattern, this post is for you! The trick to reading written patterns starts with understanding the abbreviations used in written crochet patterns. I have a free list of abbreviations and their meanings! You can download and print the list for free from that blog post.

Formatting

The next part of understanding written crochet patterns is getting the formatting. That’s where my video series comes in! I have a total of five videos in this series so far, but there will be more! You can find links for the others currently available right here.

Learn to Read Written Crochet Patterns: Tiny Heart

Learn to Read Written Crochet Patterns: Small Circle

Learn to Read Written Crochet Patterns: Ring

Learn to Read Written Crochet Patterns: Six-petal Flower

Free pattern

And so that you can follow along with the videos with your own written crochet pattern, you can find the free Gardens Galore Garland crochet pattern here!

Crochet flowers and other small motifs on a white chain with a wooden fence behind it. Gardens Galore Garland, free crochet pattern for a floral spring garland, from Banana Moon Studio

The video below is for the Eight-petal flower that is the last in the Gardens Galore Garland crochet pattern. Enjoy!

Like the look of the yarn I used in this video? It is Ancient Arts Yarn Nettle Soft DK in the color Nothing But Blue Skies.

Happy crocheting

April

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