Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations

[ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed FPtr front post treble crochet
( ) work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed g gram
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed hdc half double crochet
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions inc increase/increases/increasing
inch(es) lp(s) loops
alt alternate m meter(s)
approx approximately MC main color
beg begin/beginning mm millimeter(s)
bet between oz ounce(s)
BL back loop(s) p picot
bo bobble pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
BP back post pc popcorn
BPdc back post double crochet pm place marker
BPsc back post single crochet prev previous
BPtr back post treble crochet rem remain/remaining
CA color A rep repeat(s)
CB color B rnd(s) round(s)
CC contrasting color RS right side
ch chain stitch sc single crochet
ch- refers to chain or space previously made (e.g., ch-1 space) sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
ch-sp chain space sk skip
CL cluster Sl st slip sitich
cm centimeter(s) sp(s) space(s)
cont continue st(s) stitch(es)
dc double crochet tch or t-ch turning chain
dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together tbl through back loop
dec decrease/decreases/decreasing tog together
dtr double treble tr treble crochet
FL front loop(s) trtr triple treble crochet
foll follow/follows/following WS wrong side
FP front post yd(s) yard(s)
FPdc front post double crochet yo yarn over
FPsc front post single crochet yoh yarn over hook

Source: Craft Yarn Council’s


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