Reading Crochet Chart Symbols: Basics, Tips and Tricks
Crochet charts make crocheting so much easier. No longer get lost in the words or confused what a stitch is or if you are supposed to put all those stitches in that one stitch.
With crochet charts you can “see” what the stitch is and where it goes. I teach you how to read crochet chart symbols and give you some of my tips and tricks for how to recognize a stitch symbol that you’ve never seen before! This free video scratches the surface of crochet charts and crochet chart symbols but it is a good place to start.
“Using crochet charts has enabled me to take my crocheting from simple stitches to more complex stitches and construction because I am able to actually see how a stitch or pattern is supposed to look where as with words I struggle to visualize it.” –Marly Bird
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Crochet Chart Basics
The video is really more of a 16 min lecture to teach you how to read the crochet chart symbols and crochet charts. Use the links below to follow along with the instructions I use to show you the symbols.
Hand drawn chart used in the video, the edging chart and key (note: this is NOT the full pattern): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pr5d7v0425ra0jp/AADL2aaCvXnFRno9npk4bv4wa?dl=0
Garden Party Sweater Pattern: https://marlybird.com/garden-party-sweater/
For more instructions on crochet charts take a look at this great Craftsy class taught by Charles Voth: https://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarlyBird_4843_CP