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 - B | C - D | E - F | G - H | I - L | M - N | O - Q | R - S | T - W | X - Z

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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