Skill Level Symbols for Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

Most published crochet patterns have symbols that represent the skill needed to complete the pattern. The symbol represents how easy or difficult the pattern will be. These symbols are created by the Craft Yarn Council of America’s Standards & Guidelines for Crochet. The chart below describes each symbol.

Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches. Minimal shaping.
Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing.
Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.

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