Many crocheters learn the craft from a family member or friend. If you are like me, learning how to read an actual crochet pattern wasn’t part of the lessons. I am pretty much self-taught to read patterns so I can completely understand the frustration most people have when it comes to reading a pattern. And there is a lot that books and even classes don’t always tell you. So in this series of articles, I am going to teach you some of the basics.