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


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


US UK

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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