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Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Ellen Gormley
Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams
Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams
Ellen Gormley, Instructor

Learning how to read crochet symbol diagrams will make your crocheting faster, easier and more accurate. This class shows you how.

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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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FREE -- Class Overview
01:53
FREE -- Introduction
06:06
The Basics of Symbol Crochet
31:26
In-the-Round Symbol Crochet
27:36
Symbol Diagrams With Multiple ...
33:39
Row-by-Row Symbol Diagrams
39:31
Symbol Diagram Increases & ...
32:49
Class Wrap-Up
02:38
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February 27, 2017
Faith H
The class was everything I had hoped. It taught me how to read a diagram pattern and now I have enough confidence to try a pattern that used to intimidate me so much that I was not able to even attempt before. Even learned a new stitch. Can't wait to see if I can make something from a book I purchased from France. Thanks for boosting my confidence and would recommend this class to everyone.
February 3, 2017
Beverly H
I thought Ellen put her heart into this class. I really enjoyed it and am currently working on the Textured Stripes Reader's Wrap. I think learning the double crochet foundation stitch was great to add to my crochet skills, and Ellen explained it and showed it very thoroughly. I watched someone else do this stitch in the past and could never master it. I'm very pleased with this class and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ellen's classes to anyone I know who wants to advance their crochet skills.
January 31, 2017
Janis C
So far I'm really happy with this class, it is doing everything I thought it would . I love learning something new. So HAPPY.
January 27, 2017
Tami L
This is a wonderfully empowering class, it opens up a new world to me because I can practice and learn how to read patterns from other countries, It's also been extremely useful to me to know how to read these charts. When a pattern is badly written and/or contains errors, being able to read the chart helps you to decipher what you are supposed to do. This really is an invaluable tool for crocheting. Ellen is a wonderful instructor. She has a lot of charisma and has an enchanting screen presence. If you like to crochet then this is a must take class. It's worth every penny.
January 24, 2017
Margaret W
Using symbols are easier to understand and easier to do our crochet instead of reading line by line. I just love it. Hope in future all patterns come with symbols diagrams too besides words of instructions.

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