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Complete Guide to Crochet Abbreviations & Terms - US & UK Terms

Updated: Aug 10

This list of crochet terms and abbreviations is great to refer back to, please sure to pin it! I'll be adding any other terms that I discover too!

US Terms

BL/BLO - Back loop or back loop only

bo - bobble

BP - back post

BPdc - back post double crochet

BPdtr - back post double treble crochet

BPhdc - back post half double crochet

BPsc - back post single crochet

BPtr - Back post treble crochet

CC - contrasting colour

ch - chain stitch

ch-sp - chain space

CL - cluster

dc - double crochet

dc2tog - double crochet 2 stitches together

dec - decrease

dtr - double trebl crochet

edc - extended double crochet

ehdc - extended half double crochet

esc - extended single crochet

etr - extended treble crochet

FL/FLO - front loop or front loop only

FP - front post

FPdc - front post double crochet

FPdtr - front post double treble crochet

FPhdc - front post half double crochet

FPsc - front post single crochet

FPtr - front post treble crochet

hdc - half double crochet

hdc2tog - half double crochet 2 stitches together

inc - increase

lp - loop

m - marker

MC - main colour

Pat or patt - pattern

pc - popcorn stitch

pm - place marker

prev - previous

puff - puff stitch

rem - remaining

rep - repeat

rnd - round

RS - right side

sc - single crochet

sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together

sh - shell

sk - skip

sl st - slip stitch

sm - slip marker

sp - space

st - stitch

tbl - through back loop

tch/t-ch - turning chain

tog - together

tr - treble crochet

tr2tog - treble crochet 2 stitches together

trtr - triple treble crochet

WS - wrong side

yo - yarn over

yoh - yarn over hook

Difference between US & UK terms


Single crochet (sc). Double crochet (dc)

Half double crochet (hdc) half treble (htr)

double crochet (dc) Treble (tr)

treble (tr) Double Treble (dtr)

Double treble (dtr) Triple Treble (trtr)

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