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How to read a crochet pattern

HOW TO READ A Crochet PATTERN The first step in learning how to read a crochet pattern is to learn the terms and abbreviations. I have most of the terms, abbreviations and stitch instructions on my Crochet Basics Page.Once you familiarize yourself with these terms reading patterns will be much easier for you. The following are pattern excerpts that viewers have asked me about. Review the abbreviations on the Basics page then choose a pattern and see how it goes. All crochet patterns begin with a foundation chain. Anytime a set of directions is enclosed in parentheses you do what the pattern says directly after it. The following page has symbols for crochet stitches. HOLDING YOUR PROJECT: You should hold your project however you feel comfortable and in a way that you can manage to complete the stitches correctly. TURNING: Anytime a pattern says to "turn" the piece... you flip it over so you are working from the opposite end. HOW MANY CHAINS? PATTERN SAYS: Sc in first ch-1 sp.

A Granny A Day: 99 Granny Squares Pattern: Square 68 from Leisure Arts 99 Granny Squares to Crochet Hook used: J Finished size: 8.5" Colors Used:Michael's Loops and Threads Impeccable Worsted in Bronze. Hobby Lobby's I love this yarn in metallic pinky toes and buttercup. So I decided to brighten this one up a bit by making the popcorns different colors. Red Heart Yarn | Yarn, Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns Custom Tank Top Version #1 Custom Tank Top Version #1:The pattern was originally created in size xsmall and has minimal shaping, but instructions are included to make it with a custom fit that should work for most sizes (At least I hope so! This is my first time writing a pattern. E-mail feedback to spacerobot47(at)gmail(dot)com, post comments here, or contact me at my ravelry account: yonjuunana). Check out the other versions of this pattern. Materials: Aunt Lydia's Quick Crochet Denim, or other light worsted yarn, approx 600 yards for size xsmall. Top:Row 1: Ch 2. Straps:Row 1: Attach yarn to front top, 3 sts to the inside from where one of the outer markers was placed (this should be right between a triple crochet and a double crochet stitch). Bottom:Row 1: Attach yarn at back seam on the bottom. Bottom edging:Row 1: Ch 2, dc all sts, sl st into top of first ch2.Row 2: Ch 2, sc all sts, sl st into top of first ch2, bind off.

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DROPS Crocheted cardigan in Cotton Viscose DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g) 4.35 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. Crochet gauge: approx. 3.5 ch-spaces in width and 9 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm. Measuring-tips: Make all width measurements when piece is lying flat and all length measurements when the piece is held up. Diagrams: See diagrams. Back: Ch 97-105-113-129-145. Armhole: When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole each side as follows: Sizes XS + S/M + M/L: Crochet until 1 ch-space remains, turn the work, crochet back and repeat bind off at the other side – see diagram1A. Right front: Ch 49-57-57-65-73. Sleeve: Ch 65-65-81-81-89.

Here's one for the menfolk! The ripple stitch is a tried and true favorite. Since men despise “holey” stitches, working a ridged sc in a chevron pattern with 3 different manly colors, can please the most discriminating male in your life. Masculine Ripple Stitch Afghan Copyrighted by Maria Merlino 2007 Personal use only Materials: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (7 oz skeins of solid color and 5 oz. skein of multi color) in the following amounts: 2 skeins each Black and Cherry Red 3 skeins Zebra Crochet hook: Sizes: I/5.5mm and H/5.00mm Gauge: With H hook: 7 sc to 2 inches To change color in sc: Draw up a lp in last st before color change, drop color in use, with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook. Notes: To create a nice ridged effect, the sc stitches are worked in the back loop. Starting at Row 2, skip the first sc of the row and the last sc of the row. Instructions: Repeat Row 2 for pattern working 6 more rows with Black, work off last sc with Zebra, ch 1, turn.

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