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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
FREE -- Introduction
The Basics of Symbol Crochet
In-the-Round Symbol Crochet
Symbol Diagrams With Multiple ...
Row-by-Row Symbol Diagrams
Symbol Diagram Increases & ...
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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January 6, 2018
Linda S
There are many fantastic aspects of this excellent class! One of the coolest was learning a double crochet color join. The reason I signed up for the class was my frustration with crochet patterns written in another language that were accompanied by charts (which I couldn't read either), or just charts--all of beautiful motifs that I could not work. Not any more! I am going back to those patterns with confidence! The instructions were clear and understandable. When instructions/crocheting were faster than I could keep up, I simply paused the video until I caught up with the instructor. It wasn't that Ellen was too fast; it was more a matter of my dexterity or lack thereof.
January 2, 2018
Linda Y
Helpful, but repeat section left me a little confused. It was shimmed over somewhat. But other than that helpful.
December 23, 2017
Beverly T
It was almost 3 hours, good value, this video makes it so nice to start & stop when I needed a break. It was a really good tutorial for the most part. There are still some areas I do not understand and I felt were not clear.
August 31, 2017
Eleta Hutton H
Excellent instructor! I came away with a basic knowledge of reading symbols, and there were many more tips throughout the class that are very useful. Crocheters from beginners to more advanced would benefit from this class.
July 23, 2017
Valeda J
Phenomenal instructor. Learned to understand diagrams, and even like the, better than written instructions. The added bonus of foundation chains, what a gift. Finally understand. Clear, concise, and thorough. Thank you.

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