Crochet Abbreviations

crochet abbreviations

  • Here you will find an extensive list of crochet abbreviations and terms.
  • There are also links to video tutorials.
  • Download an easy to print out PDF at the bottom of this page.
  • Take a look at the general terms below to get started.

General

[ ] 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 comprehensive list of crochet abbreviations and terms


A

alt – alternate

approx – approximate


B

beg – begin / beginning

bet – between

BL – back loop(s)

bo – bobble

BP – back post

BPdc – back post double crochet

BPsc – back post single crochet

BPtc – back post treble crochet


C

CA – color A

CB – color B

CC – contrasting color

ch – chain stitch (Video Tutorial)

ch- – refers to chain or space previously made: e.g., ch-1 space

ch-sp – chain space

CL – cluster

cm – centimeter(s)

cont – continue


D

dc – double crochet (Video Tutorial)

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

dtr – double treble


F

FL – front loop(s)

foll – follow, follows, following

foundation chain – a group of chain stitches (Video Tutorial)

FP – front post

FPdc – front post double crochet

FPsc – front post single crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

fsc – foundation single crochet


G

g – gram


H

hch – half double crochet


I

inc – increase, increases, increasing


L

lp(s) – loop(s)


M

m – meter(s)

MC – main color

mm – millimeters


O

oz – ounce(s)


P

p – picot

pat(s) or patt – pattern(s)

pc – popcorn (Video Tutorial)

pm – place marker

prev – previous


R

rem – remain, remaining

rep – repeat(s)

rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side


S

sc – single crochet (Video Tutorial)

sc dec – single crochet decrease (Video Tutorial)

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

sk – skip

Sl st – slip stitch

sp(s) – space(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)


T

tch or tch – turning chain

tbl – through back loop

tog – together

tr – treble crochet (Video Tutorial)

trtr – triple treble crochet


W

WS – wrong side


Y

yd(s) – yard(s)

yoh – yarn over hook


Yield: crochet Abbreviations List

Crochet Abbreviations

Here you will find an extensive list of crochet abbreviations and terms.

Instructions

A

alt – alternate

approx – approximate

B

beg – begin / beginning

bet – between

BL – back loop(s)

bo – bobble

BP – back post

BPdc – back post double crochet

BPsc – back post single crochet

BPtc – back post treble crochet

C

CA – color A

CB – color B

CC – contrasting color

ch – chain stitch (Video Tutorial)

ch- – refers to chain or space previously made: e.g., ch-1 space

ch-sp – chain space

CL – cluster

cm – centimeter(s)

cont – continue

D

dc – double crochet (Video Tutorial)

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

dtr – double treble

F

FL – front loop(s)

foll – follow, follows, following

foundation chain – a group of chain stitches (Video Tutorial)

FP – front post

FPdc – front post double crochet

FPsc – front post single crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

fsc – foundation single crochet

G

g – gram

H

hch – half double crochet

I

inc – increase, increases, increasing

L

lp(s) – loop(s)

M

m – meter(s)

MC – main color

mm – millimeters

O

oz – ounce(s)

P

p – picot

pat(s) or patt – pattern(s)

pc – popcorn (Video Tutorial)

pm – place marker

prev – previous

R

rem – remain, remaining

rep – repeat(s)

rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side

S

sc – single crochet (Video Tutorial)

sc dec – single crochet decrease (Video Tutorial)

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

sk – skip

Sl st – slip stitch

sp(s) – space(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

T

tch or tch – turning chain

tbl – through back loop

tog – together

tr – treble crochet (Video Tutorial)

trtr – triple treble crochet

W

WS – wrong side

Y

yd(s) – yard(s)

yoh – yarn over hook

Notes

General

[ ] 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)

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