Learn The Crochet Language
Have you ever looked at crochet abbreviations and thought, "Oh forget it!"
Yes - it's pretty daunting when you see that jumble of letters which is supposed to tell you how to make that beautiful item you see
on the cover of the pattern.
Don't be discouraged - you too can learn the language of crochet. It really won't take you long once you get the idea. Just browse the list
below and you'll soon pick up quite a few of these terms.
You'll begin to see that lots of them are just the first few letters
of the actual word they refer to. Take a look down this list of crochet
abbreviations and absorb the information.
|| back post double crochet/back relief stitch
|| contrast color
|| double crochet
|| double double crochet
|| double treble
|| front post double crochet/front relief stitch
|| half treble
|| main color
|| quadruple treble
|| quintuple treble
|| sextuple treble
|| slip stitch
|| turning chain
|| treble 3 together
|| triple treble
|| yarn over (hook)
This list of crochet abbreviations should give you a good base to work
from to translate your pattern into understandable instructions.
Why not bookmark
this page so you can come back to translate the instructions for your next pattern.
Good Luck, and don't forget Robert The Bruce...If at first you don't
succeed, try, try, try again. You'll conquer it in the end!
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