Crochet Abbreviations


  • [ ] = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
  • ( ) = work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed
  • * = repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
  • * * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
  • ” = inch(es)


A:
alt = alternate
approx = approximately


B:
beg = begin(ning)
bet = between
BL/bk lp = back loop(s)
BLO = back loop only
bo = bobble
BP = back post
BPdc = back post double crochet(s)
BPsc = back post single crochet(s)
BPtr = back post triple crochet(s)


C:
CA = color A
CB = color B
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch- = refers to chain previously made/worked
ch-sp = chain space
CL(s) =cluster(s)
cm = centimeter
cont = continue


D:
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
dec = decrease
dtr/dtrc = double triple/treble crochet


E:
ea = each
est = established


F:
FLO = front loop onlyfoll = follow
FP = front post
FPdc = front post double crochet(s)
FPsc = front post single crochet(s)
FPtr/FPtrc = front post triple/treble crochet(s)
FL/ft lp = front loop(s)


G:
g = gram
grp(s) = groups


H:
hdc = half double crochet(s)
hk = hook


I:
inc = increase


L:
lp(s) = loop(s)
lp st = loop stitch


M:
MC = main color
m = meters
mm = millimeters


O:
oz = ounce(s)


P:
pat(s) = pattern(s)
PC(s) = popcorn(s)
p = picot
pm = placemaker
prev = previous


R:
rem = remain
rep = repeat(s)
rev sc/reverse sc = reverse single crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side


S:
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
sk = skip(ped)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


T:
tbl=through back loop
tch/t-ch = turning chain
tog = together
tr/trc = treble/triple crochet
tr tr/trtrc =triple treble crochet/triple triple crochet(s)


W:
WS = wrong side


X:
X-st = cross-stitch


Y:
yd = yard(s)
yo = yarn over
yoh = yarn over hook




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Comments

  1. Oh! Great to have a reference to this abbreviations. 10X!

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  2. just wondering, what does yarn over mean.. seen it in many patterns, but i don't know what it means

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  3. thank you for taking so much time to create this for those who may not know all the element which goes into understanding crochets patterns..you are a blessing..

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  4. thank you for taking the time to share with the world about crochet terms and symbols....you are a blessing to those who may not completely understand the patterns...be blessed for u are a blessing to me...

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  5. Thank you grammygam. I appreciate your kind words.

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  6. Can you help me with a pattern question? I have a pattern that says : crochet back and forth on each side of center chain -1 dc in each dc from the previous row and in the ch from previous row at the top, work 2 dc , ch 1 and 2 dc every row.

    I know what dc and ch stand for, but can't figure out what they mean by on either side of center chain, etc.

    Thanks!
    Kelly

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