Never be confused about where to make the next stitch! Crochet expert Charles Voth shows you how to make sense of crochet symbols and diagrams for crochet thats fast and enjoyable. First, learn essential crochet stitch symbols and find out how they relate to each other and indicate your hooks path. Then, read row diagrams and tackle ripple and wave stitch patterns with ease. Next, discover how symbols make it easy to read stitches that jump rows and involve various insertion points like star, shell, spike and popcorn stitches. Move on to diagrams worked in the round and create a square motif for your cowl. Then, see how two-dimensional diagrams make sense of three-dimensional crochet, including flowers and popular Amigurumi toys. Plus, take your hook on a tour of the world as you learn how to read charts from France, Russia, Japan and beyond!
Meet your instructor, crochet designer Charles Voth, and get started learning how stitch diagrams function as easy-to-follow maps for your projects. Charles goes over the basic crochet stitch symbols, how they relate to each other and how they indicate your hook's path. You'll be eager to start working on the sampler cowl pattern that's included with your class.
When you can read a row diagram, you're less likely to get lost amid all the text and punctuation that goes into written instructions. Charles walks you through a simple pattern so you can see how the stitches correspond with the symbols. Learn about reading right- and wrong-side rows, tackle ripple and wave stitch patterns and see how pattern repeats become crystal-clear when shown on a diagram.
More advanced stitches require increasingly complicated diagrams, but you'll be able to find your way easily with Charles' help. Tackle a pattern full of post -- or raised -- stitches, spike stitches and star stitches with confidence!
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