How To Read a Crochet Pattern

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Crochet patterns and charts can be very mysterious, with lots of strange abbreviations, numbers and cryptic symbols. In this class, crochet expert Edie Eckman guides you through a typical crochet pattern, explaining line by line how it should be read. Not only does Edie discuss how to interpret the written instructions, but she also shows how the words correlate to the symbols in the chart. This is a great primer for anyone who wants to learn how to crochet motifs or follow garment patterns.

@:32 Abbreviations
@1:01 How to read instructions
@1:18 How to read chart with instructions
@3:15 Reading charts for right handers versus left handers
@5:41 Colors in charts
@12:06 Reading garment patterns
@12:28 Determining pattern sizes
@13:39 Reading schematics
@14:50 Yarn requirements and gauge

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy.
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