We have all been there we have found a pattern that we are dying to start! We either found it in our local yarn shop, on ravelry, etsy or craftsy. We get our yarn and hooks ready and then the complication begins. 2 hours later we have ripped it out for the millionth time and have given up hope. So what can make this easier???
Here are my tips:
1) Start with the gauge swatch.
This is where you can find the rhythm of the pattern before you ch 293 sts
2) Rewrite the pattern if necessary!
I was searching for a new design and I just couldn’t get the search to work out. Why ? Because it was laid out so poorly in the stitch dictionary
3) Look at the stitch diagrams!
Thanks to people like Robyn Chacula. Crocheters can now have diagrams too which take a lot of the guesswork out of where to place your stitches.
Note to designers…. Can you help a stitcher out. In the gauge area can you please be specific what constituted your gauge swatch? It would make crochet gauge attainment so much easier! Thanks!!!!
To see my designs you can check me out on craftsy as Suzy Allen- East End Home Arts and etsy http://www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com ! Looking for a new and fresh view on crochet… 2 more weeks and Chain Two will be out! More details to come!