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Abbreviation Chart


This is some of the more common abbreviations that you come across in the written instructions for crochet patterns.


Learning to read and write crochet patterns is the same as learning a different foreign language.  There are many ways. Crochet is full of shorthand abbreviations.  Each author is going to have a different way of expressing their written instructions. Countries and individual people around the world have different ways of expressing crochet written instructions.   Just like an author expresses a story in a book.  

It takes time to learn how to interpret written instructions, the same as it take times to learn crochet stitches.  Keep practicing and it will start to make sense.

A:
alt = alternate
approx = approximately
M:
MC = main color
M = meters
MM = millimeters
B:
BEG = begining
BET = between
BL/bk lp = back loop
BLO = back loop only
BO = bobble
BP = back post
BPDC = back post double crochet
BPDC INC = back post double crochet increase
BPDC DEC = back post double crochet decrease
BPSC = back post single crochet
BPTR = back post triple crochet
O:

OZ = ounce
C:
CA = color A
CB = color B
CC = contrasting color
CH = chain
CH- = refers to chain previously made/worked
CH_SP = chain space
CL =cluster
CM = centimeter
CONT = continue
P:
PAT = pattern
PC = popcorn
P = picot
PREV = previous
D:
DC = double crochet
DC2TOG = double crochet 2 stitches together
DEC = decrease
DTR/DTRC = double triple crochet
DC INC = Double Crochet Increase
DC DEC = Double Crochet Decrease
R:
REM = remain
REP = repeat
REV SC/reverse sc = reverse single crochet
RND = round
RS = right side
E:
EA = each
S:
SC = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
SK = skip
SL ST = slip stitch
SP = space
ST = stitch
SM - Stitch Marker
F:
FLO = front loop only
FP = front post
FPDC = front post double crochet
FPDC INC = front post double crochet increase
FPDC DEC= front post double crochet decrease
FPSC = front post single crochet
FPTR/FPTRC = front post triple
FL - front loop
FLO = front loop only
T:
TBL=through back loop
TCH = turning chain
TOG = together
TC/TRC = triple crochet
G:
G = gram
GRP = groups
GS = Galaxy Stitch
W:
WS = wrong side
H:
HDC = half double crochet
HK = hook
HDC INC = Half Double Crochet Increase
HDC IDEC = Half Double Crochet Decrease
X:
X-st = cross-stitch
I:
INC = increase
INC ST = Increase Stitch
Y:
YD = yard
YO = yarn over
YOH = yarn over hook
YM - Yarn Marker
L:
LP's = loop
LP ST = loop stitch




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