After some wrestling with my computer, a tripod, and my camcorder, I'm happy to announce that my three part series on how to read a crochet pattern is finished! (Hey, it sure beat shoveling the 6" of new snow outside today!) This is just one more way to celebrate National Crochet Week. I've met numerous crocheters over the years who have never learned to read patterns. While I still marvel at what they can do, it makes me sad to see that a barrier remained for them. This is why I make these videos available to all for free. It's just like reading. You can memorize and make up stories, but there is nothing like being able to read other writers' work! It opens up whole worlds that otherwise remain locked shut.
If you do get a chance to view these, please know that I know that they aren't exactly full of Hollywood flash! But I hope you do find a clear, easy to understand way to decode crochet patterns. Feel free to pass these on to those who would benefit from them. I believe that if anyone can decode even a small amount of today's "text lingo" (you know, LOL, ROFL, BFF, etc.), then these simpler crochet terms are a breeze!
The three parts are listed below, but will also be on my video page under "Right-handed Beginner".
How to Read a Crochet Pattern: Part 1
How to Read a Crochet Pattern: Part 2
How to Read a Crochet Pattern: Part 3