Last week, we talked about some common abbreviations that you will see in crochet patterns. Abbreviations aren’t the only things you need to know in looking at a pattern you might want to make, though. (If you need a refresher on the abbreviations, that post is here.)
Let’s take a look at a pattern and dissect the different parts of it. The parts every crochet pattern has are: – Photo of the finished item. – Materials/supplies needed – Special instructions – Notes – Gauge – Instructions/the pattern – Charts/diagrams/schematics
A few days ago, I shared a picture on Instagram. It was a project I’m working on without a pattern. A friend commented that was how she needed to do projects because she doesn’t know how to read a pattern. It got me thinking.
I decided to do a series on how to read a pattern. I don’t know how many people are in a similar situation, but if it helps even one person, it’s worth it.
The series will be broken up into three parts. First is common abbreviations. Next week will be pattern shortcuts. We’ll wrap it up with a look at a pattern and break it down for how to put it all together.