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Crochet Tip Thursday

Reading patterns!
Learning to read a pattern is almost like learning another language... A skill I thought I would never master!
If you can't take a class in person it's a great idea to find a youtube tutorial that also has a pattern you can print ( most sites have a pdf or you can copy and paste into a word doc ) as you watch the tutorial look at what the pattern says and after a few projects if will not seem so daunting!!



You can find the Video and pattern here for A chiq Shell Scarf

Crochet Chiq: Shell Stitch Scarf: Simple Shell Stitch Scarf Hey Everyone! Here is a simple scarf that looks a lot harder than it actually is!! I didn't use a pattern t...

Also search on Yoube for Crochet Geek, The Crochet Crowd, Bobwilson123, Bethintx1 Moogly and I know there are lots other out there that post videos and patterns! If you get stuck just ask for help :)

How did you learn to read patterns or are you still trying?

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