Reading Patterns & Abbreviations

The first time you look at a crochet or knitting pattern, you’ll probably think you’re looking at a foreign language, because patterns traditionally are written using abbreviations. Most magazines or books will have a key explaining these abbreviations, but in the INDUSTRY STANDARDS section of this site there is helpful information.

How to Read a Crochet Pattern

How to Read a Knit Pattern

Crochet Abbreviations Master List

Knitting Abbreviations Master List