Crochet Abbreviation List

All terms are US

[ ] – Do whatever is in the brackets however many times the pattern calls for it

** : Repeat the section or whatever follows

Approx: Approximately (about)

Alt: Alternate (go back and forth, switch on and off, etc)

B: Bobble (similar to a popcorn, see your pattern for details)

Beg: Beginning (the start of)

Bet: Between

Bl: Back loop(s)

Blk: Block

Bp: Back post (can be made by going BEHIND the stitch and pulling out through the back, so that the stitch is behind the hook)

Bpdc: Back post double crochet (can be made by back post stitching with a double crochet)

Bpsc: Back post single crochet (can be made by back post stitching with a single crochet)

Bptc: Back post tc: Back post treble crochet (can be made by back post stitching with a treble crochet)

Ca: Color A

Cb: Color B

Cc: Contrasting color or color C

Ch: Chain Stitch, or Chain

Ch-: Chain space or chain previously made

Ch-Sp: Chain Space

Cont: Continue (or keep going, ex. Cont sc until the end (continue single crochet until the end)

Dc: Double Crochet

Dc#tog: Double crochet (insert number here) together (ex. Dc4tog- double crochet 4 together)

Dec: Decrease/decreasing

Dtr: Double Treble (can be made by wrapping yarn around the hook three times, and pulling through two loops until the end)

Ehdc: Extended half double crochet (can be made by yarning over and inserting hook into stitch, pulling yarn through, pulling through ONE loop, then pulling through remaining 3.)

Edc: Extended double crochet (can be made by yarning over and inserting hook into stitch, pulling yarn through, and pulling yarn through ONe loop, then pulling yarn through two loops, and two loops again)

Esc: Extended single crochet (can be made by inserting hook into stitch and pulling yarn through, pulling through ONE loop, and then pulling yarn through remaining two loops.

Etc: Extended triple crochet (can be made by yarning over twice, inserting hook into stitch and pulling through, pulling yarn through ONE loop, then pulling yarn through two loops three times)

Fsc: Foundation single crochet

Fl: Front Loop

Flo: Front loops only

Foll: Following

Fp: Front post (can be made by inserting the hook behind the stitch/in between the previous stitch and the stitch to be front-posted, and back to the front, so that the hook is behind the stitch, bringing the stitch forward)

Fpdc: Front post double crochet (can be made by doing a double crochet (yarn over hook) and completing it with a front post see fp for instructions on how to do a front post stitch)

Fpsc: Front post single crochet (can be made by doing a single crochet over the stitch to be front posted (see fp for instructions on how to do))

Fptc: Front post treble crochet

Hhdc: Herringbone double crochet (can be made by yarning over, pulling yarn through the stitch AND the first loop on the bottom so there’s two loops left, then yarning over and pulling yarn through one more loop on the hook, and yarning over and pulling through remaining two loops, basically three single crochet on top of one another)

Hdc: Half double crochet (can be made by yarning over, insert into stitch and pull through, and pulling through all three loops)

Inc: Increase/increasing

Ldc: Linked Double Crochet (can be made by (first stitch) chaining three and making a regular double crochet, but starting the second one, inserting your hook into the frontal loop on the previous double crochet, then inserting hook into next stitch, pulling yarn through, and finishing double crochet. If done right, a horizontal bar will appear in the middle of the double crochets (where you inserted your hook and pulled yarn through))

Lp(s): Loop(s)

MC: Main Color

P: Picot (can be made by chaining however many, 3, 4, 5 stitches, and half double crocheting it into the same stitch or next stitch (whichever looks better, thicker yarns look best in the next stitch, not the same stitch, and thinner yarns in the same))

Patt/Patt(s): Pattern or patterns

Pc: Popcorn (can be made by putting however many (up to designer) unfinished double crochets or triple crochets into the same stitch, then yarning over and pulling through all loops)

Pm/Sm: Place maker/stitch marker (can be a peice of yarn, plastic loop, or any other item used to keep track of a stitch/pattern)

Prev: Previous

Quadtr: Quadruple treble crochet (can be made by yarning over five times and pulling yarn through two loops until the end)

Rem: Remaining/remainder

Rep: Repeats/repeat

Rib: Ribbing

Rnd: Round(s) (or rows, whichever is more comfortable)

Rs: Right Side

Sc: Single Crochet (can be made by inserting hook into stitch, pulling yarn through, and finishing by pulling yarn through both loops on the hook)

Sc#tog: Single crochet (insert number here) together (can be made by pulling yarn through each stitch (no yarn over) and then pulling through all loops on hook)

Sk: Skip

Sl st: Slip stitch (can be made by pulling yarn through the stitch and the loop on the hook, unlike a single crochet, where yarn is pulled through the hook and then over the stitch and through two loops, whereas slip stitches pull through one loop)

Sp(s): Spaces

St(s): Stitches

T-ch/Tch: Turning Chain (usually a chain made at the end of a row used to gain “height” for stitches, and so that your work has a clean edge)

Tbl: Through back loop

Tog: Together

Trtr: Triple Treble crochet (can be made by yarning over hook four times and pulling through two loops until one loop left)

V st: V stitch (can be made by double/treble crochet in one stitch, chaining one or two (follow pattern for instructions) and then double/treble crochet in order to finish, usually made to make a shell in for the next round)

Ws: Wrong Side

Yo: Yarn Over

Yoh: Yarn over Hook

 

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