Have you ever followed a crochet pattern and discovered that your finished piece just doesn't look right. This could be due to a number of things such as wool thickness, gauge and material.
However one of the main things to look out for is whether the pattern is written in English crochet stitches or American crochet stitches.
I'm not quite sure why but for some reason there are two different versions.
Personally I prefer to follow the American stitches as in my my mind they make more sense. It is also what I started learning with.
If I follow a British pattern then I always convert it first.
To help make things a little easier I have put together a simple little conversion chart to show the differences for the basic stitches.
If you are a beginner or just need a quick reminder, why not print this chart out and pop it somewhere where you can easily glance at it.