Crochet is a really neat craft. I’ll be honest here, I’m just learning some of the basics and I will continue to learn new things every day. There are so many stitches to learn and so many projects you can put together using those stitches. When trying to read a pattern it’s like what the heck is all this gibberish? I know though that once you can learn all these stitches and know how they are made, reading a pattern will become almost second nature. So my question to you is:
How do you read a pattern? Is it easier to learn the stitch before learning to read a pattern or should you learn to read the pattern first and then the stitch? They go hand in hand with each other so how do you make learning easier for yourself?
The first thing to learn in crochet is probably the slip knot as that’s what starts the whole pattern. After that is the beginning chain and then most likely single crochet stitches. The beginning chain is quite simple to accomplish so when you see (ch) you’ll know it means chain. Sc means single crochet and dc means double crochet. If you’re looking to learn the basics you can always teach yourself. All abbreviations are great to know, but again, I ask you how do you read a pattern?