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with Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Online Class

Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns

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Reading crochet patterns can be tricky with so many different styles and abbreviations, but crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby is here to help you read and work through any pattern. Begin by learning all the ways crochet terms are shown in a pattern, as well as how to actually read and work through one. Then, find out how to tell if a pattern has all the information you need to successfully complete it. Dive deep into a pattern with Shannon as he explains special pattern elements such as stitch repeats, charts or diagrams and sizing. Next, apply your new skills by working the stunning scarf pattern included in your class materials, and even get Shannon's blocking and seaming tips to finish your scarf like a pro.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h51m

Included in this Class

1. Evaluating Patterns

1. Evaluating Patterns

Meet crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby and begin by learning how to evaluate a pattern for skill level, schematics and gauge, and determine which materials and tools you need. Then, compare both a garment and accessory pattern to spot their similarities and differences.

2. Understanding Pattern Anatomy

2. Understanding Pattern Anatomy

Using a well-written pattern, take a closer look at pattern anatomy to understand if it's the right one for your skills and wishes. Next, find out how to interpret stitch-specific information in the pattern.

3. Abbreviations & Symbols

3. Abbreviations & Symbols

Ready to get into the details of a pattern? Shannon will explain the types of common and uncommon crochet stitches you may find, as well as other directions you could encounter in a pattern.