How To Read A Basic Crochet PatternJun 01, 2021
hi guys welcome back to my channel my name is tiffany hansen with hope hooks in this video i will show you how to
patternboth in written form and as a diagram i will show you the name of the stitch is its abbreviation your symbol and then I'm going to show you an image example of what that stitch actually looks like that way you can link an image with a name and have a very cohesive example of what you're learning I'm just going to go over the
basics like the chains, slip stitches, single
crochet, half high crochet and double crochet, all the stitches that a beginner crocheter will find in a beginner crochet
pattern, my goal is that by the end of this video you will be able to find a beginner based pattern that you want to make and be able to
readthe written instructions if that's the way it comes or be able to read the diagram pictured if that's how they choose to show you how to make the pattern sound b Alright, let's move on.
Let's dive into our first point. The first point that we are going to review is the chain. This is how it is written. This is the abbreviation. This is the symbol for the chain. This is what a chain looks like. these V shapes are a string so here you would have four strings one two three four next we have the slip stitch here is the abbreviation here is the symbol for a slip stitch and then this is what a slip stitch actually looks like you will enter your crochet hook in the stitch pull the yarn and pull that yarn through the first loop on your crochet hook and that's a slip stitch next we have the single crochet stitch here is the abbreviation for single crochet right here there is the symbol for a single crochet and This is what a single crochet stitch actually looks like.
Insert the hook into the loop of the stitch. You will have two loops in the loop of the hook. Go through both loops and that's a single crochet. double crochet here is the abbreviation for half double crochet here is the half double crochet symbol and this is what a half double crochet actually looks like going into the second chain from your crochet so one two yarn insert your crochet yarn pull has three loops in your crochet thread pull all three threads and start your crochet at the next thread stitch pull thread pull all three the last stitch we are going to go over in this video is a double crochet stitch here is the abbreviation for a double crochet here is the symbol for a double crochet and this is what a double crochet actually looks like on the second chain of your crochet hook that you are going to knit into insert your crochet hook that chain yarn goes through you will have three loops on your yarn crochet goes through just the first two you will have two loops left on your hook yarn goes through the last two which I It's a double crochet ok guys let's put what we've learned into practice do here.
They will see a pattern in both written and diagram form. Both patterns are the exact same pattern, they just look different if you look at the written instructions. gives you a little more information like chaining a multiple of two plus one what that means is that for this pattern to work the number of chains on the base row must be a multiple of two plus one so if you are making a scarf if you are making a blanket if you are making a washcloth do you have an idea of how many stitches you will need to start that project in the pattern on the diagram you will see a red dot that is that red dot our starting point that red dot means here is where you start next to the red dot you see open ovals those open ovals are the symbol for the string you will see one two three four five six seven strings we know that seven is a multiple of two plus one because 7 minus 1 is 6 6 is evenly divisible by 2, so we know seven jobs so in this example I'm going to chain seven one two three four five six seven when you're ready for Row one in the written instructions it says rotate your job so p we crochet our hook the hook is at the top of our row of chains ready to work it says chain two so i'll make a chain of two he wants me to put a treble crochet on that first chain that was on our bottom row so I just made those two chains to make them our Base Row I'm going to make a yarn over and I'm going to insert my hook into that third chain from the hook that would have been my first stitch on my base row I have three loops on my hook Yarn Pass Through loop over two go through two next he says to skip the next chain one and chain one ok then he wants me to double crochet in the next space double crochet skip one chain one double crochet skip one chain one one double crochet in the last space perfect ok now let's see in our diagram in our diagram it shows a one with an on the arrow that arrow indicates in which direction we are going in our work it is recommended Row one shows two or Blank values to start with, which is our first chain two that we did then it has the symbol of a double crochet in the first chain of that base row or you could identify that as the third chain from hook one two three then show chain one and then there's nothing in that space so there's her skip one next space shows a double crochet then a chain one is a blank space right next to it so it's skip one and then a double crochet What I like about the diagram is that it really it keeps you in line to know where you're putting which stitch really helps ok so now when we're ready for row two let's go to the written instructions it says turn our work so we turn our work it says chain two like this that I'm going to chain two, and then double crochet in double crochet, so I'm going to put a double crochet on top of the last double crochet, then it says skip 1 chain 1 and repeat double croc Het on top of the double crochet e skip 1 chain 1 double crochet on top of the double crochet skip 1 chain 1 and 1 double crochet in the last space great ok now let's look at our diagram Row 2 with the up arrow indicating we are going in the opposite direction now it says chain 2 to start, which is what we did, we changed: it shows us the treble crochet symbol right above the last treble crochet symbol so you know exactly where to put that stitch, then it shows chain one and nothing on that other chain 1, so it's skip one and repeat double crochet over double crochet skip chain one over skip chain one to the end ok let's look at the written instructions and then it says repeat row two so we know for the rest of this pattern we're just going to repeat row two when we look at our diagram the third row shows another number two with an arrow pointing the direction we are going to go the reason number two is repeated is because we want to I want you to repeat what you did on row two and then again show a chain two, show a double crochet over a double crochet and then show a chain one, skip one and then a double crochet over a double crochet, that's it. an example of what you would do looks both in written and diagram form let's look at one more in this example we are going to do the crinkled iron stitch if you look at the written instructions it says you want a chain in a multiple of two more stitches one so that helps us identify how many stitches should be in our base four row for our project if you look at the diagram we see the red dot and the red dot indicates where we started next to the red dot we see our open ovals which is the symbol for the string so we have one two three four five six seven strings in our example so let me make seven strings for our example one two three four five six seven in our written instructions it says Phil to one turn so I'll turn my hook so now I'm facing the work that says chain one so I'll chain one and then it says single crochet and treble crochet crosswise so in that first space I'll single crochet in the next space I'll crochet double in the next space is a single crochet and then double crochet single crochet double crochet and I'll finish with a single crochet crochet okay now let's look at the diagram of this stitch we see the red dot where we started we see all the open ovals the seven open ovals that indicate the base row we see the number one with an up arrow indicating where row one is and which direction we are going starts with an open oval starts with a string that would be our turn Chane to go to row one then shows the plus sign than is a symbol for a single crochet and it shows where to put that single crochet stitch so you can see that there are two chains there, you would be putting the first single crochet in the second chain, the next one nto is a double crochet and shows you exactly where you are going to put it in the next chain, the next stitch is a single crochet in the next chain, then double crochet, then single, then double and single again.
The diagram is very, very helpful in identifying where you are actually putting that stitch. work says chain so we'll chain one then it says single crochet in the single crochet and double crochet in the double crochet okay that was a single crochet so I'm going to put a single crochet on top of the single crochet and a double crochet on top of a high point if we look at our diagram we will see number two we will see the arrow up and that indicates row two indicates which direction we are going you will see how it starts with an open oval which is our first chain stitch our chain one to get to the second row and then you will see like they have a plus sign over the plus sign which is a single crochet symbol over a single crochet and then the double crochet symbol is right over the other double crochet symbol so you see what the symbols are, you see where the stitches would go, it's very easy to follow so you know Oh, the next stitch is a single crochet, it goes directly to the last single crochet, the next stitch is a single crochet, it goes right on top of the last double crochet and you're going to end up with a b stitch perfect garlic, okay, let's go to row three, what's next?
Well, in the written instructions, it just says, repeat row two, okay, let's go to our diagram in the next diagram. the row shows another number two with an up arrow which again indicates that it is only going to repeat what was told and typed, but that it will go in this direction from time to time it shows the images chaining one by turning our work single crochet top crochet single and double crochet on top of double crochet and so on throughout the work, alright guys, that's five
basiccrochet stitches you'll find when reading a basic crochet pattern for beginners.
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