Friday, August 16, 2013

Charted Greek Alphabet

I had a request to chart the Greek alphabet.  School is starting soon and that means sorority and fraternity rush.  If you have a Greek in your life, this chart is for you.  I can also make charts for specific sororities and fraternities, I just can't use any trademarked images.  I can however make graphs with the colors and basic symbols of the club.

Each of these letters are 27 rows high.  With my gauge of 4 rows and 4 sts per 1" with an I hook and worsted weight yarn the letters would be about 6 3/4" high.  The letters range in width from 3" wide (Iota) to 8 3/4" (Mu).

I realize there's no way you could crochet this afghan from this tiny picture, so if you want the chart email me at  Let me know what format you want it in.  (Excel--editable .xlsx, Adobe .pdf or picture .png,  I recommend the .xlsx or .png files because the pdf splits it up into several pages.) I now have a smaller version of this chart (3" high letters versus 6" high).  Please specify which size you would like when you email me.

I've found some tutorials for different methods of doing Tapestry Crochet.  If you are really talented (and somewhat ambidextrous) you can switch the hook to your left hand when you get to the end of the row and then crochet back the way you came like Carol Ventura does.  I think this tutorial by Interweave is a little easier if you want to keep all of the design facing the same direction. This  video tutorial by Red Heart Yarn has you turn the afghan as you crochet, it's easier but the design is not as true.

If you are new to crochet charts check out my Globe Pillow Crochet Along, it has a tutorial on how to read a chart.  If you would rather cross stitch the details of the chart, I would crochet the major areas and then you can have a look at my Day of the Dead Banner pattern for a tutorial on how to cross stitch on single crochet for the finer details. 

For other tips on following a crochet chart check out my Harley Davidson Afghan post.

Happy Hooking!

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  1. your email address is not working for me

    1. If it doesn't bother you, you can leave your email address here, and as soon as I send you the chart, I will delete the comment.

  2. I was going through your blog and was interested in making an alphabet blanket for cot/crib size it's for my great grand daughter who's turning 2 years. I would love to do each of the letters in a different pastel color. Can it be done? A png file would be best for me..
    Thank you in advance for your help

    1. I have a chart with 3" letters, but I will need your email address to send it to you. If you don't want to post it here, you can email me at Just put small charted greek alphabet in the subject line and I will send it to you.

  3. I would like to have you email me your graph for greek letters in excel format. My email address is

    Thank you

  4. could you please email me a copy of this chart? My email is Thank you so much

  5. Hello, if you are still doing this, I would love a copy of the graph with the 6 inch lettering. A pdf is fine because I only need the letter Y from it. Thank you so much!

  6. I would like to make my son a sigma nu afghan can I please send me the pattern and chart? Thanks!

  7. I would like to use your pattern to crochet a gift for my aunt. Thank you in advance