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How do you follow a free crochet letter pattern?

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To follow an alphabet letter crochet pattern, review the chart key and follow the row-by-row instructions. The Moogly Blog contains free patterns and instructions for crocheting lowercase and uppercase letters. The size of the resulting letter is determined by the gauge of the needle and the yarn or thread thickness.

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How do you follow a free crochet letter pattern?
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The chart key contains the commands of start, chain and slip stitch. Single, half-double and double crochet stitches are also detailed. Once you are familiar with the commands, decide which letter you would like to crochet. Follow the instructions row by row, For example, to crochet a lowercase letter a, Moogly instructs "Row 1: Ch 11, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc 10; turn. (10 sts)." The pattern has a total of 11 rows.

The Moogly pattern, hook and yarn selection produces a letter 3 1/2" tall. For smaller-sized letters, use thread and a steel hook. They recommend using a hook size two sizes smaller than the one normally used for a certain yarn. Lowercase letters are easier to make and recommended for beginners. If you plan to sew the letters to a piece of fabric, leave long tails at either end of the crocheted letter. Patterns for numbers and punctuation marks are also available.

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