Crochet Abbreviations
for Today's Patterns

Below you will find a "cheat sheet" of crochet abbreviations for today's crochet patterns. They differ (slightly) from Victorian abbreviations (see Victorian abbreviations. )


A

alt - alternate

approx - approximately


B

beg - begin, beginning

bet - between

BP - back post

BLO - back loop only

bo - bobble

BP - back post

BPdc - back post double crochet


C

CC - contrasting color

ch - chain stitch

CL - cluster

cont - continue


D

dbl - double

dc - double crochet

dc2tog - double crochet 2 stitches together

dtr - double triple

dbl tr - double triple

dec - decrease

dir - directions

dk - dark

DNT - do not turn

dnt - do not turn


E

ea - each

ex sc - extended single crochet


F

fig - figure 1 (picture of stitch)

FLO - front loop only

FP - front post

FPdc - front post double crochet

fo - finish off

foll - following


G

g - grams

gm - grams

gr - group


H

hdc - half double crochet

h dc - half double crochet

hk - hook

htr - half triple crochet


I

in - inch

inc - increase

incl - including

inst - instructions


J


K


L

ldc - long double crochet

lp(s) - loop(s)

lsc - long single crochet

lt - light



M

MC - main color

med - medium

mm - millimeter

N

no. - number


O

oz(s) - ounce


P

pv - picot

pat - pattern stitch

pc - popcorn stitch

pm - place marker

prev - previous


Q


R

rem - remaining

rep - repeat

rnd(s) - round(s)

rs - right side

rsc - reverse single crochet


S

sc - single crochet

sc2tog - single crochet 2 together

sk - skip

sl st - slip stitch

sp(s) - space(s)

st(s) - stitch(es)


T

tch - turning chain

tog - together

tr - triple (treble) crochet

tr c - triple treble crochet

tr tr - triple treble crochet

tr tr c - triple treble crochet


U


V


W

ws - wrong side


X

x times - (such as repeat 5x = repeat 5 times)


Y

yd(s) - yards

YO - yarn over

yoh - yarn over hook


Z



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