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#Crochet symbols & directions chart from Craftsy. This is a good article to read if you don't know how to crochet from charts. It's really a simpler way to work than from written instructions and it allows you to use all those gorgeous Japanese and Russian patterns! #KnittingGuru http://www.KnittingGuru.etsy.com

Understanding Crochet Diagrams: The Key to Breaking the Code

- This is a good article from Craftsy that teaches how to crochet from charts -- a very useful skill that lets you use those wonderful Japanese and Russian charts!

crochet symbols chart, via dabblesanddabbles.com  http://dabblesandbabbles.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Crochet-Symbols-Chart1.pdf

Crochet Symbols and Directions Chart - Dabbles & Babbles probably the most comprehensive chart yet still super easy to read. Both US and UK terms

Standard Yarn Weight System | Categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and recommended needle and hook sizes

Standard Yarn Weight System, Categories of Yarn, Gauge Ranges, and Recommended Needle and Hook Sizes

How To Read Crochet Stitch Charts, Part 2: Uncommon Stitches - A free step-by-step crochet tutorial by Shibaguyz Designz

How To Read Crochet Stitch Charts, Part Uncommon Stitches - A free step-by-step crochet tutorial by Shibaguyz Designz

Lookatwhatimade Linen Stitch Crochet How To Crochet: Linen Stitch

Learn how to make the crochet linen stitch with this step-by-step tutorial. Includes a chart and a FREE pattern for a crochet linen stitch lovie.

How to read a crochet pattern, lots of pictures and simple instructions!

This site has a ton of information on how to read knitting and crochet patterns & symbols, what abbreviations mean and other helpful tips. Learning to knit.