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3.0 out of 5 stars So so Freebie, 13 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Welcome to Our Home - Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart (Kindle Edition)
As a novice to E reading thought I should try to download this free book. No problemd encountered. However, as an old hand at knitting and Granny and Afgan crocheting the British way, I was disappointed that there were no definitions for the abbreviations used. English and US terminology is different so will try to work out one of the patterns for a small item. Otherwise can't complain about this freebie.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2014 15:58:37 GMT
Sprout says:
Perhaps this will help? http://crochet.about.com/od/conversioncharts/a/termtranslate.htm
Good luck! :)

Posted on 6 May 2014 23:25:24 BDT
I've discovered once you look up the difference in terminology, it's not that hard to just switch gears between American and UK terms. Very unusually for me, I'm actually going to admit that I think in some ways the American names make more sense, so while I'm more used to the UK names, it's not that hard to follow an American pattern once you've got your head round the differences!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2014 13:55:51 BDT
Vickers says:
In all honesty I'm with tiggrie (Sarah)! Once you have made the leap, the American descriptions are actually far more logical. There are plenty of free online conversions, or I find it easier just to Google 'US crochet [insert stitch name]' and plenty of instructions will appear.

Posted on 19 Aug 2014 09:50:56 BDT
Sprout says:
I think the easiest way to look at the difference in the names of the stitches is that the British names refer to how many times you wrap the wool around the hook, and the US names refer to how many times you pull a loop through. (I hope I didn't just make it more confusing!)
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