Stitch charts in crochet and knit patterns are being used more and more as an addition to or in place of words to describe a pattern stitch. Is is really helpful to have a cheat sheet at hand with the basic stitch symbols, for the ones who starts learning and for the ones that could get a bit confused now and then while following a beautiful crochet pattern with these symbols at the risk of ending up with a large ball of tangled yarn. Image via: myhappilyevercrafted.
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Don’t panic if you don’t understand them yet. The diagrams are pretty much read exactly as the crochet is worked. Each stitch is represented by a symbol that has been drawn to resemble its crocheted equivalent. The position of the symbol shows where the stitch should be placed and worked. Here is a more straightforward illustration.
The following video from Made With Love By Glama show us how to crochet those basic stitches as beginners.