If you are like any other fiber artist that I have met and are on pinterest, then you may have come across countless crochet patterns that are written as diagrams, rather than line-by-line instructions. Knitting charts are fairly normal, but crochet diagrams are not the norm in the US (although they are gaining popularity). Most crochet charts come out of Eastern Europe and Asia (I come across a lot with Russian and Japanese notations). One of my favorite flower patterns is a rose. Specifically this one:
Beautiful, no? The only problem is that there are no written instructions, just the chart diagram at the bottom. So for those friends that prefer the written instructions to deciphering the diagram, I wrote the instructions down! It’s in PDF form, completely free. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know!
Thread Crochet Rose <- PDF file (just 1 page)
Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, the pattern and picture are not under copyright or any other publication restrictions. If I am informed otherwise, I will be removing both the PDF file and the post entirely.