An ode to pattern writing


writing down the pattern

writing down the pattern


on counting stitches and marking repeats

on manipulating designs of adjusting widths.

I tally the chains, the loops and the dc’s

and scribble them down on my small writing sheet.


I crochet a few rows then stop to see

if the created piece of clothing fits me

and then I go on and stitch a few more

til a part of the garment is ready to go.


And then i predict the few rows ahead

and checks if the pattern is still correct

if i have to unravel then I will unravel it so,

just to make sure i have counted the right rows