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« on: July 28, 2006 12:44:08 PM »

I taught myself to crochet about 8 months ago, and I can follow a standard pattern no problem, so I figure the next logical step would be writing my own pattern.

I'm clueless!!!

Anyone know basic pattern-writing tips? I'd just like to do simple amigurumi patterns, which i think would be easiest as they're just single crochet. Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 02:01:00 PM »

I find it easiest to just kind of "free hand" until I figure out what I like.  Just be sure to write everything down as you're doing it!  I've made the mistake of not doing that and then, you can never reproduce the same thing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 02:54:27 PM »

I write out things long hand, then simplify down to regular pattern abbreviations. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006 07:43:15 AM »

I do the same thing. I like having the longer version to refer to if I find later on there's a mistake.
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