i do both but i have to study patterns first so i don't get them mixed up. When I first started crocheting I had real problems sorting out american terms fron english ones I've now printed off a chart which compares them both.
I learned English and didn't come across American terms for about the next twenty years! Now after a lot of retraining my brain I use American terms as I found most patterns, especially ami ones are written that way :-)
Joan - I can read both too, like you said you need to get your head around what the pattern uses before you start :) The chart was a great idea!Hippywitch - I agree - that's why I stick with American I think, because most of the patterns online are American :)
I had absolutely no idea what I stitched, until I tried to write my own pattern. Wrote the method I used, because of the confusion, and my friend informed me I was stitching American. I taught myself from Youtube too. Why can't there be a damn universal standard?
I know, right?! It would be so much easier!
Well duh ours makes sense. :b
Hehe, cheeky! :p
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