Knitting and Crochet Skill Level Chart

March 26, 2019 1 min read

Knitting and Crochet Skill Level Chart

Stitches

Basic

  • Simple Increases & Decreases
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Chain & Single Crochet

Easy

  • Simple Stitch Patterns
  • Increases & Decreases

Intermediate

  • Multiple Stitch Patterns
  • Increases & Decreases

Complex

  • Multiple Stitch Patterns
  • Increases & Decreases

Color Work

Basic

  • Solid Color
  • Very Simple Color Changes

Easy

  • Solid Color
  • Simple Color Changes

Intermediate

  • Solid Color
  • Simple Color Changes

Complex

  • Many Color Changes
  • Stranded Colorwork

Shaping

Basic

  • None

Easy

  • Simple Shaping

Intermediate

  • Shaping

Complex

  • Complex Shaping

Simultaneous Techniques

Basic

  • No

Easy

  • No

Intermediate

  • No

Complex

  • Yes

When you're working up a knitting or crochet pattern from Darn Good Yarn, you'll see a symbol (either a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles) in the top corner of the pattern; these symbols indicate the difficulty level of that pattern. Each pattern will match 1 of 4 difficulty levels: Basic, Easy, Intermediate, or Complex. Our images are broken out into four sections, each shaded section corresponds with the difficulty level.

In order to better help you understand the difficulty level of each pattern, we've created the super awesome chart above. The chart features each symbol and a brief explanation of what patterns at each level include (and do not include).

We hope that this chart helps you understand the skill level and knowledge required to complete each of our patterns. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself with a pattern that might be above your current skill level, or to start learning the techniques necessary for more difficult patterns!

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