Have a look at a sample diagram to show you just how the system works.
Here rounds (or rows) are numbered in red. (fig 1.)
A boldface number inside a chain loop tells you how many
chain stitches you need for that loop. (fig. 2)
The chain stitch is abbreviated as ch and its symbol is a hollow oval.
In this sample diagram, a loop in round 7 has 5 stitches, while on round 8 it has 9 stitches.
On round 6, you are working in groups of 5 triple crochets, for which the abbreviation is tr
and the symbol is.
As of round 5, only part of each round is shown because
the same sequence of stitches is repeated all around.
However, you can see the beginning and the end of each round throughout the pattern.
Look in the middle of the green
circle (fig. 3). Like you are looking through a spyglass.
Begin with a chain of 6 ch (you see 6 in the diagram) and join it to a ring with a slst ( ).
1 ch, sc in same st, sc in every st (7 sc), join with slst.
You made your first round!
Now our green circle is a little bit wider (fig. 4).
Follow the diagram and try the next round on your own.
3 ch (= 1 dc), * 3ch, 1 dc in next sc, 3ch *, repeat
from * to * 4 times, join with slst.
Did you follow the diagram???
Now continue in the same manner with the other rounds.
!!!Now you can start working
on the project you want.
But please pay attention to the written instructions as you proceed cause
they may contain some needful data that could not be included in the diagram!!!
Every stitch has it's own symbol. Here are some examples
of the most important ones.
Sometimes there are different symbols. All you had to do is pay attention to the abbreviation and it's explanation.
|single crochet ................|
|slip stitch ......................|
|half double crochet ........|
|double crochet ..............||
||(yo 1 time)|
|triple crochet .................||
||(yo 2 times)|