Crochet Patterns August 6, 2011 at 7:08 am
I have to confess that non being able to read a hook pattern kind of defies the whole construct of crocheting!
When I first learned to crochet, I wanted to know what these abbreviations meant. Maybe I was curious or wanted to learn everything astatine once – I honestly can’t answer that at this point.
To my way of thinking, reading a crochet pattern is essential to the learning of easy crochet. You ar very limited as to ruined projects if you can’t read crochet patterns!
If you can’t read a crocheting pattern, you are very limited in my opinion. What do you do, keep start over till you think it’s right and continue in that way?
If you can read a crocheting pattern you have the world at your disposal. You are non afraid to venture on to try new things in my estimation!
But the number of people who can’t read hook patterns astounds me. It seems like a real pity that they don’t learn how to better themselves and feel better about the projects they create!
If you can’t read a hook pattern, how do you make doilies or crochet home-made dishcloths? Remember, they look easy in the picture, but can you duplicate it that way?
When I learned to crochet (it seems like a life-time agone now), those patterns with those strange abbreviations were a challenge to me. At that point, I made up my mind to learn to read the patterns no matter what.
I did a lot of research and asked a multitude of questions and finally got results. The strange part of it was that then I was no thirster limited to crochet with wool alone.
Being able to read crocheting patterns seems to give you the confidence to be capable to move on to greater heights – by that I mean, I moved onto cotton and made doilies in a very short time of learning how to read hook patterns.
The thing that amazes me is that people who aren’t capable to read crocheting patterns don’t seem to care that every part of every hook stitch has to be explained and/or demonstrated to them on a one-to-one basis. This bothers me.
I was told astatine one time that not being capable to read crochet patterns showed a lack of patience in whoever did home crocheting in that fashion. It showed no ambition!
Now, I don’t agree with that statement, but I have one of my own – “Don’t learn anything by halves, learn the whole thing, or don’t waste my time!”
When my oldest girl was in infirmary when she was five (5) months old, I was capable to hook a doily, thanks to being capable to read crocheting directions.
Here’s another(a) point to ponder: If you can’t read crochet directions or patterns, how do you expand your own crocheting knowledge to include the extra stitches required? I am referring to the treble stitch, the half double stitch and so on – that could be daunting!
So if you ar a home crocheter, learn how to read the patterns and don’t be stuck in that rut that I call never-ending – read patterns, expand your horizons beyond your own expectations.