Help me crochet and knit without patterns
August 19, 2013 2:09 PM Subscribe
I want to find pattern books that aren't written in pattern shorthand.
posted by msali to sports, hobbies, & recreation (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I was taught to knit and crochet by my grandmother. She never taught me to read patterns. I really suck at reading patterns and the peculiar shorthand they are written in. I very much want to find books and other resources that can teach/show me a pattern that isn't written pattern shorthand, or uses stitch visualizations. I know stitch names, but I want to read the directions written out, avoiding all shorthand. Finding these things on my own is proving unsuccessful, and sure, I can hit up my local yarn shop, but I thought I would try here first.
Also, I am more interested in crochet than knitting at this time. Thanks folks.