I taught myself to crochet a few years ago now and have found my niche creating amigurumi animals. Wanting a challenge, i've picked up a more complicated pattern for a flamingo with lacey feathers (crocheted wild animals by vanessa moonchie) and i'm really struggling to understand what I need to do.
For all of you much more proficient crochetters, how did you make the leap from simple patterns to those that are more involved? I don't know anyone irl who can read the pattern either!
I've made reasonably complex amugurumi but always following really clear instructions. I've looked at some patterns and not had a clue and all but the very simplest pattern written as a diagram leaves me struggling
I'm fine with doing the basic stitches and knowing where I am in the pattern for basic projects, which is what all the blogs / books / YouTube seems to cover. To be clearer i've attached part of the pattern i'm struggling with (any help appreciated! ) But I suppose i'm also asking for resources I can use to puzzle this stuff out for myself in future.
Wondering if i'm being too ambitious, but i'm fed up of simply working in the round!
Oh wow blah! That's great! I've redone it for about the millionth time and am getting closer to how yours looks. It's very helpful having a close up pic of one feather like that (the book only has the whole flamingo). I think this pattern might take me a while!