# How do you read Brackets and parentheses in crochet?

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## What do brackets and parentheses mean in crochet?

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 pattern mean 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 a comma mean in a crochet pattern?

, commas – these are the most common and used to separate each step in a row. You’ll see it as SC 1, DC 2, HDC 3. Each comma separates the next step for you to follow. * asterisk or (** double asterisks) – indicate repeat sections of the pattern. For example, * SC 1, decrease, HDC 1* until the end.

## How do you crochet step by step?

How to begin

1. Step 1: Hold crochet hook in right hand and make a slip knot on hook.
2. Step 2: Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook.
3. Step 3: Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook. …
4. Step 4: Skip the first chain stitch.
5. Step 5: Insert hook into center of next chain stitch.
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## What does R mean in crochet?

tr = treble crochet. st/sts = stitch/stitches. tog = together. prev = previous. RS = right side.

## What does D mean in crochet?

D: dc = double crochet. dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together.

## What is the difference between crochet and amigurumi?

Amigurumi is essentially the same as crochet, only it refers specifically to the process of making 3D toys. Crochet uses a range of techniques, whereas amigurumi almost always involves working in the round, making spheres which are then stuffed to form the limbs of some adorable little animals.