What do numbers in parentheses mean in crochet?

How do you read crochet parentheses?

Understanding Symbols In Crochet Patterns

Brackets [ ] are used to set off a group of instructions worked a number of times. For example, “[ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp] 7 times” means to work the instructions inside the [ ] seven times. Brackets [ ] also set off a group of stitches to be worked in one stitch, space or loop.

What does number mean in crochet?

Numbers after letters

When the number comes after the letters, it indicates how many stitches along the row you need to work that type of stitch. That is, how many times to work that stitch into the equivalent number of base stitches. For example sc 3 means work a single crochet stitch into each of the next 3 stitches.

What is a pattern in crochet?

Crochet patterns are worked in either rows or rounds (rnds). Each pattern will specify whether you are working in rows, rounds or a combination of both. Most crochet patterns are rated according to level of difficulty, including beginner, easy, intermediate and advanced.

What does increase mean crochet?

Increasing involves crocheting 2 stitches in the same stitch.

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