Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations

crochet abbreviations used in patterns by designers and publishers is listed below.

The most commonly used abbreviations are highlighted. Also some designers and publishers may use special abbreviations in a pattern, which you might not find on this list.

Generally the abbreviations list is given at the beginning of each pattern.

If you have any crochet abbreviations we have not listed or missed, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

 

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Abbreviation

Description

Abbreviation

Description

[ ]

work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

FPdcfront post double crochet
( )

work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed

FPscfront post single crochet
*

repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed

FPtrfront 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