Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams video
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Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams
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Ellen Gormley's design career began in 2004. She stitched more than 80 afghans before becoming a full-time designer. Within the crochet community, Ellen is particularly well-known for her stylish bead crochet and join-as-you-go crochet and motif designs. Today she has more than 250 designs including garments, bags and accessories and home decor. Full bio »

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How would you like to crochet faster, more easily and more accurately? Knowing how to read crochet symbol diagrams can help you achieve all that -- and more. Symbol crochet diagrams are the universal language of crochet. This means you could literally read a pattern written by a designer from another country with ease!

Learning how to read crochet diagrams starts by learning the simple symbols for the basic stitches. Diagrams simply place these small symbols in the order in which you stitch them, creating a visual "picture" for you to follow instead of line-by-line written instructions. But don't worry -- this class also includes the patterns written out word-for-word so you can learn at your own pace.

In this class you'll learn how to:
  • Recognize all basic crochet stitch symbols including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.
  • Read crochet symbol diagrams for projects worked in the round.
  • Read crochet symbol diagrams for projects worked in rows.
  • Follow a crochet symbol diagram to make increases and decreases.
  • Make five exclusive crochet projects working from symbol diagrams.
Class includes complete instructions to make three exclusive projects plus two bonus exercise projects: Easy Octagon Motif Hot Pad, Cuddle Time Baby Blanket, Textured Stripes Reader's Wrap, Shades of Seaglass Dishcloth and Water Lily Shawl.

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