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Crochet puzzle- what are these symbols

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Im doing a crochet themed treasure hunt, where you make a piece of crochet and it gives you coordinates

But instead of just numbers 3 symbols have appeared when the design is made

 Im looking for help identifying  the 3 symbols below, there is one like a downwards arrow, two lines at a 45 degree angle and a sort of a sad smile for want of a better description

I have created a spreadsheet to show you what they look like, they are in white ( its a difficult pattern and Im a novice, so getting this far has taken me a day)

I have been working from a pattern found here https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7JANP_pattern-1?guid=65c600cc-7783-428d-875c-097849e20ef4

Are these crochet symbols and how will they change the pattern?

Can any experts out there offer some advice please?



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Hi, welcome to the Ville!  Those have no special significance in crochet, as far as I know.  Maybe they relate more to a map?

you are brave to tackle that wall of text!  Made my eyes cross just looking at it lol

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I'm looking at the text of the pattern in your link, starting at row 7 - now,  my old eyes can't handle squinting at your graph and trying to verify this, but is it possibly a graphical representation of x stitches in yarn color A, y stitches in yarn color B and so on?  So someone has done a 'cheat' to reveal the map you are supposed to discover by doing the crochet colorwork?

I've seen old-school (typewriter days) cross stitch patterns that were an array of monospaced letters like AABJCFFF, where you have to know that A is red, B is green and so on to follow it.  Maybe the person started with symbols and then figured out a way to color them in, but just guessing as most (but not all) the blues are 1 symbol and the white the other...

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