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Skein Train provides the information on this page to assist you in purchasing the right patterns for you skill level, the right yarns for your project and once your project is complete you may provide proper garment care for your finished garment.

 Yarn Weight Symbols

Yarn Weight Chart


Pattern Skill Levels 

 Symbol beginner patternBeginner Skill Level Project for first time crocheters using basic stitches & little shaping 

 Easy Skill Level SymbolEasy Skill Level Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes and simple shaping and finishing 

 Intermediate Skill Level Symbol Intermediate Skill Level Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing. 

 Experienced Skill Level Symbol Experienced Skill Level Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques & dimension, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping, and refined finishing 

 Skein Train - Garment Care Symbols 

 Shown below are some of the commonly seen garment care symbols, there are many more that provide more specific recommendations, but if you familiarize yourself with these main symbols the others will be relatively easy to decipher. 

 Garment Care Symbols

For instructions for basic knitting Click Here 


For instructions for basic crochet Click Here 


To Learn about Hairpin Lace Click Here