Crochet Symbols and Directions Chart – As you all know by now, I've been really getting into crochet over the past year or so. I still consider myself a newbie and I'm trying to learn new stitches and designs whenever I can find the time. To this point I've only followed written directions and whenever I've come across patterns with all those weird symbols I've immediately discarded the crochet pattern without even attempting to understand it.
Recently I came across a YouTube video that showed a woman crocheting but she also showed how she followed the crochet symbol pattern – even though it was in a different language, I totally got the drift and realized that these patterns aren't as scary as they seem.
Crochet stitch charts are also great when you find a crochet pattern in another language that comes with a stitch chart – sometimes that's all you need to figure out how to make the pattern, even with the language barrier.
After doing a little more research I realized that I couldn't find any really great symbol reference charts. I started pulling a collection together from what I could find and before you I knew it I had created a pretty comprehensive crochet symbols and directions chart.
I also tried to address the issue of US vs. UK crochet terminology by putting the correct name for each symbol with a little flag beside to indicate what that symbol is called depending on whether its a US or UK pattern. I hope you'll find this crochet symbols and direction chart helpful. Now maybe you'll decide to given patterns written in symbols a second chance, I know I will.
I've also included a list of the crochet terms and abbreviations – the most common crochet terms and their associated abbreviations. Crochet abbreviations are usually listed at the top of a pattern to help explain the stitches and terms that will be used in that particular crochet pattern.
If anyone notices any errors in this chart please let me know, I may have missed something. Thanks.
To make things even easier for you, here's a great YouTube video that explains how to read symbol charts.