You know a year ago we took a crochet class, and while my dear friend/teacher DID teach us to read a pattern, for me they are much like RECIPES. . . .
good as a jumping-off place.
Real understanding comes from DOING.
So I used part of a pattern, and read another couple. Stitched awhile, pulled out what I had done.
Changed yarn and hook, started over.
This sweet one is going to my sweet niece for Easter:
Baby's first doll...
Bow well stitched-on, flower TIGHTLY attached.
Now working on making one SMALLER. Actually seeing if I can WRITE the pattern this time.
I stitch and count and write and repeat....
More to come!