A symbol chart is the paper that you usually get with your Diamond Painting kit. If you are familiar with cross stitch the symbol chart probably isn’t looking that weird to you. Usually the symbol chart have five different columns. One column has a serial number, one column has the symbols, one shows the DMC-number, one says how many bags you have gotten and one column says how many drills you need of the color.
How do I read the symbol chart?
A symbol chart can look different depending on which company sends it. However they do have some things in common and that is they all show the symbols that is on the canvas and which color they belong to.
A regular symbol chart can look as the picture below. The first column contain a serial number. The second column show the symbol you can see on the canvas. The third shows the DMC-number. The fourth show how many bags you have gotten. And the fifth shows how many drills you need for the painting.
You read the symbol chart row by row. The first row with the symbol has DMC-number 154. You got 7 bags with drills and you need 1289 drills of this color for the painting. The second row with the symbol has DMC-number 211, you got 3 bags with drills and you will need 518 drills of that color for the painting.