Learn How To Read Crochet Patterns

Learn To Read Crochet Patterns

Learn how to read crochet patterns with Mikey

Reading crochet patterns is vital for crocheters who want to expand their skills and abilities to do different projects.

In my series, Learn How To Read Patterns – The Crochet Crowd, I will take you through a number of lessons to help you with your skills.

I didn’t really know how to read patterns until the 2nd year of The Crochet Crowd. That was only in 2009. I had learned at the age of 14 to follow crochet diagrams only. Step by step I took myself through patterns slowly. It’s only through using patterns that you can be more proficient. For some people, it is possible they will never understand a pattern too. This is like riding a bike, once you get it, you will roll down the road. It takes several tries before you can be successful. Don’t give up.

In this series you will learn about The Craft Yarn Council of America. They are striving to have all patterns that are newly creating to meet a standard of language. This is helping to make it much easier to read when surfing through patterns. This will also stop people who decide to come up with new abbreviations for the same stitch. It’s a good thing.

Enjoy my free lessons. The working sheets as seen in my tutorials are included. For more free patterns and inspiration, be sure to check out The Crochet Crowd Website.


About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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10 Responses to Learn How To Read Crochet Patterns

  1. Sheri Goad says:

    Reblogged this on Frogging Along and commented:

    Learn how to read a pattern through Mikey’s tutorials!

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  8. Wendy (ShadowsMom53) says:

    I’m self-taught from childhood…a LOOOOONG time ago. There was a book called “Learn to Crochet” from J. P. Coats. (similar to this one on Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1946-Clarks-J-P-Coats-Learn-to-Crochet-Book-Book-No-233-Spool-Cotton-Co-/221237969973?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item3382cf8435 – but not quite THAT old! LOL!) It had line drawings and printed instructions – much like an online tutorial is today. So I never learned how to read or understand a diagram. I’d love a series for those, Mikey! Thanks!

  9. Alethia Douglass says:

    This condensing is needed for stitch names and pattern directions because I found out the difference when patterns from Europe (England) in accept to their magazines that the stitch names are different. I was glad when another magazine listed a comparison dictionary which I keep to understand the patters. Thank you for taking the time and energy to unite all crafters.

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