When my Grandmother taught me to crochet Australia was still very much immersed in our English heritage. Today we live in a different world; we are influenced by many cultures and as such often have different understandings of the same things. Craft is not immune from the differences. While recently being laid up with a broken foot I decided to do some crocheting. I googled some patterns and then came to an abrupt halt. The patterns had been written by an American and the pattern used the same words to explain different stitches. I decided to back track and make some granny squares using their patterns to immerse myself in the new language. I chose the granny square because I knew what that was supposed to look like. Funny enough after about half an hour I was confidently following the pattern.
Cut out and keep this ready reckoner with your crochet patterns. Crochet Hook sizes can also vary. If you have a penchant for vintage patterns you will need to check if the hook sizes stated are imperial, that is pre-metric. For some sizes there is no comparison.
Tomorrow I’ll share the crochet pattern to make the bangles in the image.
This post was first published here on 1st April 2012