Knitting Chart Symbols Download

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Knitting Chart Symbols

This file is a chart of the common knitting chart symbols you may see in your patterns. This chart is produced by the Craft and Yarn Council.

Stitch charts in knit and crochet patterns are being used more and more as an
addition to or in place of words to describe a pattern stitch. Following are the
standardized knit symbols that have been adopted by members of the Craft Yarn
Council and are considered to be the clearest and easiest to render and to read.
For the most part each symbol represents a stitch as it looks on the right side of
the work. Always refer to the pattern key for additional symbol definitions.

STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for Crochet and Knitting

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This is a complete guide for knitting and crochet that has been put together by the Craft Yarn Council. It contains everything you would ever need, such as stitch definitions, yarn weights, clothing measurements, etc.

The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully.

Hat Sizing Chart for Knitting or Crochet

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Hat Sizing Chart PDF Download

This Hat Sizing chart is to be used as a guide to help you knit or crochet hats, beanies, etc. The chart contains columns for Age, Head Circumference, Hat Circumference, Crown Diameter and Finished Hat Length. This chart can be used to make hats for Preemies through Adult.

This is not an actual pattern, but rather a guide for making a hat with or without a pattern. With the guide, you can check to see if your hat is falling into the size dimensions for the age of the person you are trying to make it for. This is free to download at anytime.

Have any questions about this chart or a correction? Please let me know.

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Epic Fail

Yesterday I posted about the first knit baby sweater I had done, but that wasn’t exactly true! I edited my post because I forgot to add the words “top down sweater“, which is true. This sweater pictured here is one I started a month or so ago and set it aside. It is a baby cardigan knit in five pieces; left & right front, back and 2 sleeves. I had all the pieces completed except one sleeve. Today I decided to start stitching it together to see how it was looking. (Sorry the pics aren’t the best. I didn’t feel like setting everything up just to take pics of my Epic Failure! 🙂 )

I don’t know what I was thinking about while I was stitching the left panel to the back. You probably already noticed I seamed the entire side and forgot to add in the sleeve!! 

I will admit I do make mistakes now and then, and this one is probably the biggest one I have made yet! Oh well, now I get to go back and frog the seam.

What have I learned from this Epic Fail? Always attach the sleeve BEFORE finishing the side seam!

What has been your Epic Fail?


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Knit Baby Sweater Project

As promised I have taken a couple of pics of the baby sweater I started a few days ago. This is the first knit top down sweater I have done and so far it’s coming along nicely! I still have to finish the bottom of the sweater, sew the sleeve seams together and add buttons.

I am using a worsted weight yarn by Herrschner’s in the color Lilac. The free pattern I am using is by Red Heart; Star Bright Baby Cardigan and Hat. I am also using my new favorite Takumi bamboo circulars! The size of this sweater is for a newborn. I hope to have it and the hat completed this week some time and I’ll take a few more pics to show it off!

Until then, keep some yarn on your hooks & needles!