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Crochet Charts Reading Tutorial /

Compact Mirror Case Crochet Pattern

I include crochet charts in all my patterns. Though some people prefer written instructions, for many others it is much easier to follow charts. 

Unfortunately not every crocheter out there knows how to read them.
If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and learn a new skill, this tutorial will help you understand how crochet charts work.

I believe having this new skill under your belt will result in many wonderful crochet projects! 


This tutorial includes:

  • written instructions, charts and step-by-step pictures


Skill Level:

  • Easy/Intermediate


You have to be able to follow written instruction and make stitches:

  • chain, slip stitch, single crochet, back post single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet


Copyright information:

  • This is a free tutorial, however, all photos and diagrams are copyright and all rights to this pattern are owned by Natalia Kononova. It is strictly prohibited to copy this pattern and publish as separate pages.

  • If you publish a link to this pattern (only for not commercial purposes), you must include credentials: by Natalia Kononova at


Mirror case size: 

  • 3-1/8 x 3-1/8'' (8 x 8 cm)


Materials and Tools: 

  • 30 g (1 oz) of Yarn Stories 3 ply linen yarn in 502 dark Purple and  505 Pastel Purple colors or crochet thread size 10 (use 1 strand for motifs, 2 strands for the case) in desired colors, matching motifs sewing thread

  • crochet hooks 1.8 mm and 3 mm (or size to obtain gauge)

  • tapestry needle, hand-sawing needle

  • 3'' x 3'' (7.5 x 7.5 cm) or smaller mirror (example - Artminds TM at Michael's)

  • fabric glue



  • single crochet stitch: 23 rows x 22 stitches= 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm)

  • square motifs are about 3-1/8'' x 3-1/8'' (8 x 8 cm)


I am happy if you like my patterns! Please respect the copyright law.

© All patterns in this shop are copyrighted by and intellectual property of Natalia Kononova.



You may sell finished items based on my patterns. Please, follow this regulations:

  1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.

  2. The items cannot be mass-produced.

  3. Items must be made only by the buyer.

  4. Give credentials to Natalia Kononova as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and in the listing if selling on-line.

  5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Natalia Kononova on the item’s tags and listings. Thank you!


  • Please, do not share my pattern as it takes a lot of hard work and time to learn skills, required for designing, writing, photographing and putting together crochet patterns. Copyright violation is not a victim-less crime!

  • Purchasing the patterns does not remove the copyright protection of that pattern but gives you only the right to make items from it.

  • Do not copy, share, resell, or forward this pattern to anyone. No part of this work may be reproduced, transmitted, translated or published in any form or by any means without prior written permission.

  • This material can not be used for any type of mass production/ manufacturing!

  • All rights reserved. All documents are the property of Natalia Kononova. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means. It is strictly prohibited to use my patterns for commercial purposes.


Thank you for respecting the copyright law! 
Best wishes to you and Happy crocheting! 

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