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You have to know how much
yarn you need for your project.
My patterns give the amount of yarns in
Most yarn comes with weight measurements on it.
Most common is 4 ply, for baby yarns 2 ply and there is 3 ply also.
Like toilet paper ( which is 2 ply or 2 layers of paper ),
the yarn is made by 2 turns of the thread, or 3 or 4. That's all to it.
Baby yarn; which is 2 ply, is half as small as 4 ply, so you need 2 times more
stitches and rows,
than 4 ply,
to get the same result.
The crochet patterns are
patterns in symbols ( charted patterns ) and in cms.
Free patterns for women, with crochet charts.
If you can read the crochet symbols, you can use them.
Free patterns for crochet sweaters in many different
sizes, create your own fashion style
have tried to organize the crochet
patterns at the proper fashion size,
please pay attention when you pick
a crochet pattern.
Most of the crochet patterns can easily
be changed to another; larger or smaller Continental fashion size
ith a larger hook and thicker yarn,
and adding more rows, you have one or more sizes up.
Scroll down for size chart
schematics or diagrams for standard patterns
crochet joining flowers and granny squares
An important terminological difference is known as tension (UK) and
Individual crocheters work yarn with a loose or a tight
hold and, if unmeasured, these differences can lead to
changes in finished garments that have the same number of stitches.
order to control for this inconsistency, printed crochet instructions
include a standard for the number of
stitches across a standard swatch
An individual crocheter begins work by producing a test
swatch and compensating for any discrepancy by changing
to a smaller or
larger hook. North Americans call this gauge, referring to the end
result of these adjustments;
British crocheters speak of tension,
referring to the crafter's grip on the yarn while producing stitches.
Crochet patterns for
I have crocheted some squares, with and used a delicate cotton
yarn - the kind you use with the metal hooks.
The size of the flower,
will depend on the thickness of the yarn you use to crochet your square
If you want to have a special size, and your square is not big
enough, just increase the size of your hook and use
You can use these crochet patterns for almost any pattern on this page.
Depending on how fast you crochet, a flower will take about 10 - 20 min
Please send me your finished work, digital photo, thank you.
The crochet flowers and squares on
this page are crocheted with thin cotton yarn and hook size 2 mm.
Crochet stitches in symbols and illustrations, crochet lessons
Crochet stitches in symbols and
illustrations, crochet lessons 2
What does 17 cms for size 36
If your granny square of that particular pattern is 17 cms when finished,
then that pattern is for size 36.
Further more, when 5 cms is for a size 34
and 6 cms will be a size 38, then;
5,5 cms will be close to size 36.