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Sneak Peek & Question to You

Would you like a sneak peek of my new style crochet diagrams, made with Adobe Illustator SC5—the best and most friendly drawing software ever!  I really can’t describe how happy I am with even though I am still learning how to get  max comfortable with such variety of Ai tools.

 

As I said before, I always loved stitch diagrams – the international language of crochet and knitting not only because they are more clear and easier to read compared to written instructions, but also because the patterns really do not need to be translated to any other language.

 

And I pay a lot attention to every detail and play with the styles to find the sharpest one.

But before take a decision which version is better, I would love to hear your opinion first.

Below are 2 versions of crochet diagram for pretty simple skirt/tube, worked in rounds in (ch 5, sc) pattern and shell edging.

So the question is: which version (Version 1 or Version 2) looks more clear for you? If none of these look clear to you, please explain why. And if you would like something to be changed please say so.

Thank you so much for your time!! Every one Your opinions will count and be much appreciated!

 

Underskirt-Diagram

 

Underskirt-Diagram-Version-2

 

But if you prefer written instructions – sure they are available and included too (written in US English as all my patterns):

Skirt

12 Responses to Sneak Peek & Question to You

  1. 1
    Tinachicky says:

    I think that the first diagram looks more clearer and simpler, as it’s showing the full row of each. :)

  2. 2
    judy orrego says:

    I also love diagrams, and I think the first one is better because the other color makes it more clear to read!

  3. 3
    Trang says:

    i think version 1 is better

  4. 4
    Nadine says:

    Hi, I find great charts …..
    I find it easier.
    I also find a chart easier to read.
    lg nadine
    from Germany

  5. 5

    I agree, the first one is so much better.

  6. 6
    tat says:

    First :-)

  7. 7
    Gen says:

    I agree, version 1 is a bit clearer, sharper.
    Looking forward to the release of your next pattern!!!

  8. 8
    Bredja says:

    I like version 1 – it looks pretty clear to me…

  9. 9
    Krista says:

    I like both for different reasons. I like the way you have your pattern “breaks” laid out in version 1 better. And I like the color scheme of version 2 better. The dark and light break it up perfect and dont make it too busy(or maybe it’s just because there’s only 2 colors. Is the row red because it’s the repeat row? If so, then I think the red circle and dash lines do the trick just fine without the whole row being red.
    Just my opinion. Hope it helps you to see how others look at it.
    I love having both the charts and the word versions of the pattern. You give the best of both worlds with your patterns :)

  10. 10
    Mary from Australia says:

    The first version definitely seems to me to have clearer definition! I always do prefer the charts, and, I think using a new colour for every line is the easiest to read quickly. If I am reading from a chart which is only printed in one colour, I actually use my coloured pens & retrace over each line using a new colour. Whilst this is a bit time consuming in the beginning, I still find it faster in the long run because I can quickly follow the current line I am up to without constantly stopping to check if I am following the correct line of symbols.

  11. 11
    Vinolin from Chennai, India says:

    I find charts are better to comprehend than the written version. That is one of the many reasons why I like your patterns so much..You bring the complex looking structures into simpler methods by using a few diagrams/schemas in your patterns.. I love them.

    In this skirt diagram, I like version1 better to version2 due to the following reasons..
    1. The contrast colours that you have used
    2. Clarity – since there are no hindering breaks inside the pattern

    These is my personal opinion, and I am sure the other version also looks good in its own style.

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    I like version 1 better for the different colors, especially for row 3 and the repeated rows. I like version 2 better with the way you did the breaks. It seems more natural to me to have a continuation of the pattern around denoted with a dashed line rather then a break and a jump in pattern rows shown by a break rather then a dash.
    I love that you include the written instructions along with the chart. I like to read through the instructions before starting to make sure that I am reading the chart correctly.

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