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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Common Crochet Abbreviations

Reading a crochet pattern can be difficult, like deciphering a teenagers text messages or calculus.


But never fear! Think of this post as the magic decoder ring for crochet patterns.

The following is a list of common abbreviations


beg = begin/beginning
bpdc = back post double crochet
bpsc = back post single crochet
bptr = back post treble crochet
CC = contrasting color
ch = chain stitch
ch- = refers to chain or space previously made (i.e. ch-1 space)
ch sp = chain space
cl = cluster
cm = centimeter(s)
dc =double crochet
dc dec = double crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated
dec = decrease/decreases/decreasing
dtr = double treble crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
fpsc = front post single crochet
fptr = front post treble crochet
g = grams
hdc = half double crochet
hdc dec or hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated in pattern

hk = hook
inc = increase,sc/hdc/dc/etc twice in the same stitch.
lp(s) = loops(s)
MC = main color
mm = millimeter(s)
oz = ounce(s)
pc = popcorn
rem = remain/remaining
rep = repeat(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc dec or sc2tog = single crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated in pattern
sk =skip(ped)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble crochet
trtr = triple treble
V-st = "V" stitch - (dc,ch1,dc) in same st
WS = wrong side
yd(s) = yard(s)
yo = yarn over



I will continue to update this list as needed. If you find any I have missed, let me know!

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