March 7, 2013

Crochet Flowers

I've been pinning crochet flower instructions like a woman who doesn't have anything to do! Does anyone, say Cy or Suz, have a chart or something that explains the line drawing symbols on most of the diagrams I see? I am sure they represent double & treble crochet, etc. but a chart would be handy. I could spend the time to figure it out but then I would be taking away from my pinning stitching.   (In my defense, I have seen some cool snowflakes I think would be fun to add to my Christmas CQ!)

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(just as an example)

10 comments:

Munir said...

My daughter makes crochet flowers with yarn ie sweater yarn. They come out very pretty. I think that she may try these as well. Thanks for sharing.

Suztats said...

Hi Debra,
Sorry I can't help with these--I'm not a crocheter (yet, she added optimistically lol) so I guess you'll have to check with Cy.
As for snowflakes.....well, you never know what might turn up in your mailbox....teehee ..teehee....ooops!

Debra Spincic said...

Because I brought it up and I just can't let it go, I did some more searching for the answer to the symbols.

Here's a link:
http://grannys-garret.com/symbol_crochet/symbol_crochet.html

Debra Spincic said...

I really cannot believe you don't know how to crochet, Suz!

Debra Spincic said...

This one really has all the stitches---
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/chart_crochet.html

Suztats said...

Hanging my head in shame and weeping softly.....

Debra Spincic said...

Oh, I don't believe that for one minute!

Suztats said...

snicker!

Cy said...

Oops, sorry I'm late seeing this Debra, but at least you didn't wait for me to give you the answers, lol.
Yes, use the second of your links (above) for the stitch symbol info. Be prepared though, some times the actual wording of the stitch will be the UK terminology instead of the American. Both your links lead to American terminology.
If you want to know how to tell the difference - if a pattern has 'single crochet' or 'sc' then IT IS the American version, as there is no 'single crochet' in English patterns.
The actual stitch that the symbol refers to is the same in English or American, it's just the stitch NAME that is different.
Clear as mud eh?
Have I totally confused you?

Debra Spincic said...

No, I get it. Pulling out my wallet to order from etsy. Feel it will be easier! *wink*