"Intermediate" could mean different things to different people, so hopefully this page will clarify for you what it means when one of our crochet patterns is marked with a skill-level rating of "intermediate."
When we label one of our crochet patterns as being an "intermediate" level pattern, we try to adhere to the definition of "intermediate" as given by yarnstandards.com, as follows:
"Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing."
For example, we often use the tapestry crochet technique to create colorwork patterns, so most of our tapestry crochet patterns are marked as being "intermediate." (The only exception: a few of them are more complicated and therefore marked as "advanced / experienced" level crochet patterns instead.)
An intermediate-level crochet pattern is more challenging than an easy pattern, and less challenging than an advanced or experienced-level crochet pattern. If you're not brand-new to crochet, and you're looking for a crochet pattern that's
- Not boring
- Perhaps slightly challenging,
- But not downright difficult
then an intermediate-level pattern is probably just what you need.