Crochet is a craft that never fails to amaze me with its versatility.
Not only is there a multitude of different stitches and motifs to choose from, you can work flat pieces for garments, blankets or homewares, or give your project a three dimensional touch working in the round for accessories, bags and even amigarumi!
Keeping on top of the different abbreviations used in crochet is the key to opening up a whole new creative world of possibilities! So unthought it was about time I brought together all my crochet knowledge to create a list of these essential abbreviations.
There is one thing that I never understood – why is it that there are different terms for UK crochet stitches and US crochet stitches? I’d kinda like for there to be a universal language of crochet…but, until that happens, here is The Made Peachy Definitive List of Crochet Abbreviations...
SC Single Crochet
DC Double Crochet
HDC Half Double Crochet (US)
HTR Half Treble
TC Treble Crochet (US)
DTR Double Treble (UK)
TRTR Triple treble (UK)
SL ST Slip Stitch
Crochet Conversions – if if’s not on this list, the terms given are the same for both – whoop!
Single Crochet (US) ↔ Double Crochet (UK)
Double Crochet (US) ↔ Treble (UK)
Half Double Crochet (US) ↔ Half Treble (UK)
Treble Crochet (US) ↔ Double Treble (UK
CC contrasting colour
MC main colour
RS right side
tch turning chain
WS wrong side
yrh yarn round hook
[ ] work instructions within square
brackets as many times as directed
( ) contains additional instruction
or further clarification
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- OK Crochet lovers…what did I miss? Surely that can’t be all of the crochet abbreviations? If you know of one that’s not been included here, leave a comment below and I’ll get this list updated!