I get a lot of comments and questions from my customers about my photo tutorials and one thing I've learned so far is that people's feelings towards crochet charts vary from mild fear to utter aversion.
Let me tell you one thing. The minute I learned how to follow a crochet chart I didn't turn to written patterns ever again. I mean like never! So I thought it might be fun and a bit educational if I show you how to read the charts - understandably that you are familiar with the basic crochet stitches. Today I am showing you how to read patterns in the rounds. Next time I will show you how to read a square.
I made a variation of my Mini Flowers and Forget-Me-Nots.
This is the chart with the crochet symbols for the flower. Looks great isn't it?
Let's divide it into steps.
We'll call this a Field Flower, so to make the foundation:
(The little dot represents the slip stitch)
Round 1: (the arrow with the number shows you where to start the round and the number of the round)