Understanding crochet patterns

Ch, yo, sc, dc, hdc, dctog, sl st, fpdc, bpdc…WHAT IS ALL THIS GIBBERISH?!

Why, it’s just crochet pattern abbreviations! Learning how to crochet is one thing, but learning how to read the patterns takes some patience. I found that it was almost like learning a new language, but I picked it up fast and now I am a pattern master! You too, can become a master!

Beginners usually stick to the basics so I will try and cover the beginning abbreviations only.

ch – CHAIN

This is referring to either a starting chain or any chains between stitches. All projects start with the basic chain stitch.


The act of moving the yarn over the hook to start a stitch.


The simple start to any beginners’ projects


another beginners’ stitch


In the beginning, you will be using these basic abbreviations to make your first project. If you have yarn, hooks and a tapestry needle and you are ready to start on your first project, you can make a practice swatch by following this tutorial.
Crochet for beginners
Good luck and happy hooking!



Camo granny square blanket

I started a new project last week and at first I was planning on making a couple granny squares with the camo yarn I had left over from a previous project. But then I decided to continue to make that small square into one GIANT square!
I have never made a giant granny before but this definitely won’t be the last πŸ™‚


Crochet Humor

Here’s your weekly dose of crochet humor!

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Tags AKA Fat Boy

I know this has nothing to do with crochet but it is very near and dear to my heart. Tags was the first cat I ever had, we grew up together and he was my pal through thick and thin! If he were alive today, I know he would be chasing my string as I crocheted my various projects πŸ™‚ This one is for you, my furry friend! ❀


Shameless self promotion!

I just wanted to let you all know that I have a few social media related links to share with you. Β I have added some buttons to my side bars but I wanted to put them all in a neat little post for easy access πŸ™‚

My Pinterest

My Facebook

My YouTube

My Instagram

Taliaonthehook crochet projects

Here are a few projects from 2012, it’s a mixed bag but I was just learning and I wanted to know how to make different things. Enjoy!


Crochet humor

Happy hooking?! Whaaaaa?




So true…smh

Baby Booties!

I love making baby sized items because they can be worked on in a day and the end results are just so adorable!

I made these pink and white baby booties for a friend, they were my first attempt and I must say that they turned out almost perfect! I really love how the yarn changed color at the right places. (I used a variegated cotton yarn) Too bad they were a little on the small side so she never got to wear them, but they ended up being a rear view mirror decoration in her daddy’s car. πŸ™‚

If you would like to make these cute little booties go here

Have fun and happy hooking! πŸ˜‰

Charleston Cloche Pattern

Here is a fun pattern to try out. I have crocheted this a few times in different colors, so the pattern has been tested and it is correct. Below is my version of this hat, toddler sized.





Crochet humor

Here’s your weekly dose of crochet humor πŸ˜‰ I hope you are having a great weekend!


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