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Crochet Abbreviations


The reference guide you need to recognize and memorize common crochet abbreviations.

Have you noticed that a crochet pattern sort of looks like it’s written in a different language? It is…sort of. Crochet language! Designers use abbreviations in their patterns to shorten the written length of a pattern, overall making it easier to read…once you learn the language.

Here at B.Hooked you’ll find abbreviations in all of our crochet patterns. That’s why this master list comes in handy. Below is a list of the most common crochet abbreviations you’ll find in the free patterns here at B.Hooked. Memorize it or bookmark it, whichever you choose, to familiarize yourself with this short form crochet language. Keep in mind these definitions reflect U.S. crochet terminology.

AbbreviationMeaning
ApproxApproximately
BegBegin / Beginning
BetBetween
BLBack Loop(s)
boBobble
BPBack Post
BPdcBack Post Double Crochet
BPscBack Post Single Crochet
BPtcBack Post Treble Crochet
BBOBack Bar Only
BLOBack Loop Only
ChChain
Ch-spChain Space
CLCluster
ContContinue
DcDouble Crochet
Dc2togDouble Crochet Two Together
decDecrease
DtrDouble Treble
eaEach
FLFront Loop
FPFront Post
FPdcFront Post Double Crochet
FPscFront Post Single Crochet
FPtcFront Post Treble Crochet
hdcHalf Double Crochet
hkHook
incIncrease
MCMain Color
Pat(s)Pattern(s)
pmPlace Marker
PrevPrevious
remRemaining
repRepeat
rd(s)Rounds
RSRight Side
ScSingle Crochet
Sc2togSingle Crochet Two Together
skSkip
SlstSlip Stitch
sp(s)Space(s)
st(s)Stitches
tblThrough the Back Loop
tchTurning Chain
togTogether
TrTreble
trtrTriple Treble
WSWrong Side
YOYarn Over
For additional crochet abbreviations, check out the Craft Yarn Council Master List of Abbreviations.
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