Crochet instructions are no different that starting a new job. Sure, there may be a lot you need to learn and do, but you are not required to do it all at once.
This is a little secret that has helped me over the years. The whole pattern can be broken down in to segments.
- Segment 1 - Foundation: Work your foundation.
- Segment 2 - First round/row: What stitch or stitches are necessary to accomplish the first round/row? If it is a new stitch for you, it may be necessary to practice the stitch prior to starting the project.
- Segment 3 - Are there different sets of stitches being done? Each round/row may have sets of stitches and repeats can be worked at as an individual segment.
- Segment 4- Moving on to the consecutive round/row and breaking it down in to segments.