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STANDARD CROCHET ABBREVIATONS AND SYMBOLS

Following is a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by crochet designers. Some publisher may use special abbreviations in a pattern, which you might not find on this list.

US CROCHET TERMINOLOGY

alt

approx

be

bet

BL or BLO

bo

BP

BPdc

BPdtr

BPhdc

BPsc

BPtr

CC

ch

ch-

ch-sp

CL

cont

dc

dc2tog

dec

dtr

edc

ehdc

esc

etr

FL or FLO

foll

FP

FPdc

FPdtr

FPhdc

FPsc

FPtr

hdc

hdc2tog

inc

lp

m

MC

pat or patt

pc

pm

prev

ps or puff

rem

rep

rnd

RS

sc

sc2tog

sh

sk

sl st

sm or sl m

sp

st

tbl

tch or t-ch

tog

tr

tr2tog

trtr

WS

yo

yoh

alternate

approximately

begin/beginning

between

back loop or back loop only

bobble

back post

back post double crochet

back post double treble crochet

back post half double crochet

back post single crochet

back post treble crochet

contrasting color

chain stitch

refer to chain or space previously

made, e.g., ch-1 space

chain space

cluster

continue

double crochet

double crochet 2 stitches together

decrease

double treble crochet

extended double crochet

extended half double crochet

extended single crochet

extended treble crochet

front loop or front loop only

following

front post

front post double crochet

front post double treble crochet

front post half double crochet

front post single crochet

front post treble crochet

half double crochet

half double crochet 2 stitches together

increase

loop

marker

main color

pattern

popcorn stitch

place marker

previous

puff stitch

remaining

repeat

round

right side

single crochet

single crochet 2 stitches together

shell

skip

slip stitch

slip marker

space

stitch

through back loop

turning chain

together

treble crochet

treble crochet 2 stitches together

triple treble crochet

wrong side

yarn over

yarn over hook

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TERMS & COMMON MEASUREMENTS

*

* *

 

{ }

 

[ ]

( )

 

 

” or in

cm

g

m

mm

oz

yd

repeat the instructions following

the single asterisk as directed

repeat instructions between asterisks

as many times as directed or repeat

at specified locations

work instructions within brackets

as many times as directed

work instructions within brackets

as many times as directed

work instructions within parentheses

as many times as directed or work

a group of stitches all in the same

stitch or space

inch

centimeter

gramm

meter

millimeter

ounce

yard

TUNISIAN ABBREVATIONS

Tunisian crochet is also commonly known as Afghan Crochet. It has also been called by a variety of other names including Railroad Knitting, Shepherd's Knitting and Cro-hooking.

etss

FwP

RetP

tdc

tfs

thdc

tks

tps

trs

tsc

tss

tslst

ttr

ttw

extended Tunisian simple stitchetss

forward pass

return pass

Tunisian double crochet

Tunisian full stitch

Tunisian half double crochet

Tunisian knit stitch

Tunisian purl stitch

Tunisian reverse stitch

Tunisian single crochet

Tunisian simple stitch

Tunisian slip stitch

Tunisian treble crochet

Tunisian twisted

ABBREVATIONS & TERM DIFFERENCES

between the U.S., United Kingdom (U.K.) and Canada.

U.S. / CANADA   vs

slip stitch (sl st)

single crochet (sc)

half double crochet (hdc)

double crochet (dc)

treble (tr)

double treble (dtr)

U.K.

slip stitch (ss)

double crochet (dc)

half treble (htr)

treble (tr)

double treble (dtr)

triple treble (trtr)

U.S.                     vs

gauge

yarn over (yo)

U.K. / CANADA

tension

yarn over hook (yoh)

CROCHET SYMBOLS / STITCH KEY - U.S. AND CANADA