Friday, June 20, 2014

Weeks 15 and 16: "Interpret" a Crochet Pattern and Crochet a Project From a Chart

Week 15: Did you know that crochet terminology is different in the US and UK? Google search UK crochet patterns (or vice versa) and find a pattern you'd like to "interpret".

Week 16: Find a small crochet pattern, such as a square or motif, that has a stitch chart. Work the project from only the chart, without following any written instructions.

Understanding the differences between US and UK crochet terminology opens up so many new patterns to explore and crochet. One of my favorite sites for UK patterns is Drops Design.

However, instead of using a published pattern, I decided to design my own, Hexagon Potholder Pattern. I also combined both Challenges into one and created complete symbol charts of the Hexagon. I made pdf files in both US and UK crochet terminology. I've really enjoyed this as it's been awhile since I published a new pattern and it gave me some practice, especially with my crochet charting software. It's a simple design, but practical and useful. I hope you enjoy crocheting this project as much as I have. Enjoy!

Click the links below to download the pdf files, which are available as free Ravelry downloads:

Hexagon Potholder Pattern US Crochet Terms
Hexagon Potholder Pattern UK Crochet Terms

Thanks for joining me for Week 15 and 16 of the 52 Week Crochet Challenge!
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1 comment:

  1. Smart idea to design your own pattern! I am loving participating in these weekly challenges although this one was a stretch for me because I am just not at all a chart person! :)