How to Read Crochet Chart Diagram

How to Read Crochet Chart Diagram, is a post for people who wants to expand their knowledge of crochet. Crochet Chart Diagrams is a symbolic representation of crochet pattern. It looks bit complicated at first glance and that is why even some expert crocheters don’t prefer charts but trust me it is very easy than it looks.

How to Read Crochet Chart Diagram

We have already learnt How to read Crochet Pattern and know that crocheting technique can be represented by abbreviations and symbols. These symbols can be used to pattern a stitch or an entire project visually. The chart diagram is a resemblance of actual look of a pattern. It helps in visualizing an unfamiliar stitch. So mastering, how to read crochet chart diagram can open all the options for you!

The crochet chart diagrams are especially suits best to working in the rounds but definitely not restricted to only that. Though crochet charts are used in many countries, they are not standardized. The ones given below are typical, but not universal.  

Below I have given the symbols, their meaning and linked them to the posts where the illustrations of the techniques can be found. But if you want it in a pdf or printed format then you can just sign in and grab it HERE!

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How to Read Crochet Chart Diagram-

SymbolsMeaning
ChainChain
Slip StSlip Stitch
Single crochetSingle Crochet
Half double crochetHalf Double Crochet
Double crochetDouble Crochet
Triple CrochetTriple Crochet
Front Post Double CrochetFront Post Double Crochet
Back Post Double CrochetBack Post Double Crochet
Back Loopworked only in Back Loop
Front Loopworked only in Front Loop
Soft Cluster StitchSoft Cluster Stitch/ 3-dc Cluster
3-tr Cluster3-tr Cluster
3-dc Shell3-dc Shell/ double increase
3-tr Shell3-tr Shell
Double crochet 2 together/ dc2togDouble crochet 2 together/ dc2tog
Double crochet 3 together/ dc3togDouble crochet 3 together/ dc3tog
Diagonal StitchDiagonal Stitch
Pineapple StitchPineapple Stitch
Ball StitchBall Stitch
Puff StitchPuff Stitch
Bobble StitchBobble Stitch
Popcorn StitchPopcorn Stitch

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