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Author, Crochet Patterns For Dummies. Julie Armstrong Holetz. Editor, Tension Magazine of. Crochet & Creative Living. Learn to: • Create beautiful designs in no . Welcome to Simply Knitting's guide to crochet. It's y Knitting one of the oldest forms of crafting with yarn, that's easy to pick up and used all over the world. You're never too old or too young to discover crochet. The skills you master, the benefits you receive, and the beautiful heirlooms you create can last a lifetime.
Common International Crochet Symbols and Crochet Stitch Abbreviations Check out the following quick reference guide to the International Crochet Symbols and the abbreviations in parentheses for common crochet stitches. Measure the stitches and rows across the center of the swatch and then compare your measurements to those listed in the Gauge section of the pattern. Making and Measuring a Gauge Swatch before You Crochet Making sure your stitches are consistently the right size is very important when crocheting. Usually gauge is measured across the center 4 inches. To get the shape and size you want, you must check the gauge provided in your crochet pattern; gauge is the ratio of a given number of stitches or rows to inches or some other unit of measurement , such as seven stitches per inch or four rows per inch. Block the swatch by lightly spraying it with water and then smoothing it out flat on a towel. Using a ruler, count the number of stitches and rows across the center 4 inches of your swatch.