# Free Patterns

It's not a mechanism of infinite analytical power; it likely will only be helpful to find some limited bits of structure.

It is probably too late to change what most people call the various trusses, but it should be at least recognized that most of the truss patterns used in the late 19th and 20th century had their origins in the United States and Squire Whipple between and the s. Meaningful images that support the text and tell a visual story are beneficial and will garner a lot of attention.

When the panel lengths are shorter than the equal length diagonals, it was sometimes called an isosceles or isometric truss. A similar set of proposals could be generated, to attach "type" information, to attach names, and to attach the single formula across all the "balance" cells.

## Z-Pattern Layout

For now, just trust us! As an alternative, you can choose not to skip 1 and instead make 2 dc, 1 dc in the final two stitches of the row. Examples of Variations on Chevron Crochet The crochet chevron pattern above shows a classic chevron made with double crochet stitches with four stitches between each increase or decrease.

This is a common option for creating the chevron crochet pattern, but it is not the only option. How to Calculate Your Starting Chain for Chevron Crochet Here are some tips for calculating the length of your starting chain, presuming that you are working with basic crochet stitches single, double, etc.

If you are working with a different method of increases or decreases, your starting chain may differ from this. So, in our pattern example, we had four stitches between each increase and decrease, multiplied by two is 8 stitches plus we add 4 three for the decrease, one for the increase. That means each repeat is going to have 12 stitches.

Calculate the number of repeats you want Next, you need to determine how many times you want to repeat the pattern. Multiply the number you got in the previous step by the number of repeats you want. So, in our example, we wanted just two repeats, so we multiply the 12 stitches we got in step one by 2 and get a total of In our alternative example, let's say that we want ten repeats.

We calculated 24 stitches per repeat so our starting chain would now be at Finally, add your turning chain The last step is to add the number of stitches that you need for your turning chain, which depends on the type of stitch pattern that you are using. In our example, we used double crochet, which is worked in the fourth chain from the hook, so we added four. So, we calculated in the previous step that our starting chain would be 24 stitches plus we need four to get started so the final count for our starting chain is If you were working single crochet, you would only add 2 stitches instead of 4.

You would begin the work in the second chain from the hook. The turning chain at the start of each row starting with row 2 would be 1 ch. For half double crochet, add 3 stitches and begin the work in the third chain from the hook ; your turning chain will be 2. For treble crochet, add 5 stitches and begin the work in the fifth chain from the hook ; your turning chain will be 4. A single crochet typically has a turning chain of 1, but here we add 2 to the starting chain so that we can work the increase in the second chain from the hook.

Likewise, a double crochet stitch has a turning chain of 3, but we add an additional stitch to the starting chain and work the first increase in the fourth chain from the hook.

Color Options for Chevron Crochet Chevron crochet can, of course, be worked in a single color but the true effect of the pattern really comes out best when worked in two or more colors. The Gutenberg diagram suggests that the strong and weak fallow areas fall outside this reading gravity path and receive minimal attention unless emphasized visually in some way. Important elements should be placed along the reading gravity path. Designs that follow Gutenberg are said to be in harmony with natural reading gravity.

Again Gutenberg describes large blocks of text with little typographic hierarchy. As soon as you create a visual hierarchy the diagram no longer applies. Keep this in mind with the other patterns described below. Z-Pattern Layout As you would expect the z-pattern layout follows the shape of the letter z. The z-pattern is sometimes called a reverse-s-pattern, which might indicate more of a curved path as opposed to the hard angled path. The main difference with the Gutenberg diagram is that the z-pattern suggests viewers will pass through the two fallow areas.

Otherwise they still start and end in the same places and still pass through the middle. The z-pattern is good for simple designs with a few key elements that need to be seen. Any storytelling aspect of the design would follow the path of the z. Zig-Zag Pattern We can extend this pattern a little by seeing it more as a series of z-movements instead of one big z-movement.

Common sense would dictate this is more realistic as the reader will continue to move to the right and then a little down and back to the left before starting another horizontal movement to the right again.

This series of z-movements is sometimes referred to as a zig-zag pattern. If we continue to add more zigs and zags to the pattern we ultimately end up with a series of near horizontal right and left movements as the diagonal portion of the z gets shallower and shallower. This triangular area at the top of the page will be the area most seen and the pattern suggests your most important information needs to placed inside of it. F-Pattern Layout The f-pattern gets mentioned on the web and as you would expect it follows the shape of the letter F.

I think Jacob Nielsen first suggested the pattern after eye-tracking studies his company performed. What often gets lost in the f-pattern is that these original studies were done on text heavy designs and search results. Additional sweeps move less and less to the right and for the most part after the second major sweep the eye sticks close to the left edge as it moves downs. The f-pattern suggests that: Important information should be placed across the top of the design where it will generally be read.

Lesser information should be placed along the left edge of the design often in bullet points where little horizontal eye movement is required to take everything in. Unfortunately the pattern seems to get applied to everything online instead of only text-heavy content. When applying the f-pattern think scanners and place content these scanners would most likely be interested in along the F.

Place important information at the top and information designed to pull someone further into the page down the side. However keep in mind that if someone scanning your page finds it interesting, they will read so you can place information in places outside the F for those people who will read.

They describe natural patterns for evenly distributed and text-heavy content. Unfortunately the patterns are often applied to designs where there is an existing visual hierarchy and for designs that include more than text.

## cook * craft * crochet

So here you are, enjoy this free crochet dishcloth pattern - this one, with bright contrasting zigzag colors, yet a generally solid surface.

This article explores and describes the zigzag Elliott wave pattern, written by internationally known author and trader Thomas Bulkowski. A zigzag stitch is variant geometry of the lokersumbagut.ga is a back-and-forth stitch used where a straight stitch will not suffice, such as in reinforcing buttonholes, in stitching stretchable fabrics, and in temporarily joining two work pieces edge-to-edge.