What do square brackets mean in crochet?

How do you read crochet parentheses?

Parentheses are used to indicate a group of stitches that are to be worked together into a stitch, such as: in next dc work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc). That means you will work all of those stitches in one dc, which makes a shell.

What does x2 mean in crochet?

The two times just means you do what is inside the brackets twice in a row. So, if you write it out fully, you would: inc, sc 8, inc, sc 8.

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 2 SC mean in crochet?

The single crochet two together (sc2tog) technique is a great skill to add to your crocheting arsenal. This basic crochet decrease stitch allows you to eliminate stitches from your pattern so that you can create unique shapes.

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