How to read a crochet chart – Part III

How to read a crochet chart – Part III

We are steadily moving through the chart reading series as we follow up How to read a crochet chart – Part II with today’s lesson. In How to read a crochet chart – Part I we talked about the symbols that represent various stitches and how to read them on a basic chart. In How to read a crochet chart – Part II we elaborated on what we already learned and started reading clusters. Today we read in the round!

Reading a crochet chart in the round is just a little bit tricky because you need to keep track of where you are, but just like reading the straight patterns, we must follow the stitches where they lead. Keep in mind that the circle chart uses the same symbols as the flat chart, but in a circular fashion. So, let’s look at the symbol chart in figure 1 and refresh our memories about what each symbol means.

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  1. Ashley Giorgio says:

    Sedruola Maruska I am so happy I found you! These how-to articles have been so informative and helpful to me. I’ve been crocheting for two years and have really wanted to do more than make hats, scarves and plushies for my children. Pinterest has teased me ruthlessly with all the things I’d love to make but dared not attempt for fear of the hieroglyphs that are crochet charts and graphs. I’m really looking forward to the next article.

  2. Thank you so much! I’ve been struggling with the whole symbols chart thing. This is the first tutorial that I can follow. By the end I’ll be able to make all of those stunning patterns I’ve been seeing. Thanks again!

    • My pleasure Dianne, I’m so happy it’s going to help you tackle those patterns! They are always so amazing! 🙂

  3. Kristi Balibrera says:

    I have been wanting to do some Japanese patterns and finally did after a year of racking my brain and asking many questions. My problem with charts weren’t the symbols or how to read a chart but when making garments what pieces go where according to schematics and what not. That is what ALL crochet chart tutorials fail to cover,

    • That is a very good point, I’ll see what I can do about incorporating it into this series. 🙂

  4. Debbie Branch says:

    “Next week we’ll talk about reading graph charts.” I was wondering if you ever did this series?

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