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Crochet Abbreviated Master List brought to you by Craft Yarn Council

by Heather Fiege February 14, 2018

Crochet Abbreviated Master List brought to you by Craft Yarn Council

Crochet Abbreviations Master List

Following is a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers. The most commonly used abbreviations are highlighted. In addition, designers and publishers may use special abbreviations in a pattern, which you might not find on this list. Generally, a definition of special abbreviations is given at the beginning of a book or pattern.

Abbreviation Description   Abbreviation Description
[ ]

work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

  FPdc

front post double crochet

( )

work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed

  FPsc

front post single crochet

*

repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

  FPtr

front post treble crochet

* *

repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

  g

gram

inch(es)

  hdc

half double crochet

alt

alternate

  inc

increase/
increases/
increasing

approx

approximately

  lp(s)

loops

beg

begin/beginning

  m

meter(s)

bet

between

  MC

main color

BL

back loop(s)

  mm

millimeter(s)

bo

bobble

  oz

ounce(s)

BP

back post

  p

picot

BPdc

back post double crochet

  pat(s) 
or patt

pattern(s)

BPsc

back post single crochet

  pc

popcorn

BPtr

back post treble crochet

  pm

place marker

CA

color A

  prev

previous

CB

color B

  rem

remain/remaining

CC

contrasting color

  rep

repeat(s)

ch

chain stitch

  rnd(s)

round(s)

ch-

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

  RS

right side

ch-sp

chain spac

  sc

single crochet

CL

cluster

  sc2tog

single crochet 2 stitches together

cm

centimeter(s)

  sk

skip

cont

continue

  Sl st

slip sitich

dc

double crochet

  sp(s)

space(s)

dc2tog

double crochet 2 stitches together

  st(s)

stitch(es)

dec

decrease/
decreases/
decreasing

  tch 
or t-ch

turning chain

dtr

double treble

  tbl

through back loop

FL

front loop(s)

  tog

together

foll

follow/follows/
following

  tr

treble crochet

FP

front post

  trtr

triple treble crochet

      WS

wrong side

      yd(s)

yard(s)

      yo

yarn over

    yoh

yarn over hook





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