Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations

October 11, 2013 | Skills | 2 Comments

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...

Crochet Abbreviations

CH Chain

CL Clusters

SC Single Crochet

DC Double Crochet

TBR Treble

HDC Half Double Crochet (US)

HTR Half Treble

TC Treble Crochet (US)

DTR Double Treble (UK)

TRTR Triple treble (UK)

SL ST Slip Stitch

Made Peachy Crochet Abbreviations

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

Pattern Abbreviations

alt        alternate
approx approximately
beg       begin/beginning
CC       contrasting colour
cm       centimetre(s)
cont     continue/continuing
dec       decrease(s)/decreasing
foll(s)  follow(s)/following
gr         group(s)
inc       increase(s)/increasing
lp(s)    loop(s)
MC     main colour
patt(s) pattern(s)
rem      remain(s)/remaining
rep       repeat(s)/repeating
rnd(s)  round(s)
RS       right side
sp(s)    space(s)
tch       turning chain
tog       together
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!

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