Pattern Abbreviations

Pattern Abbreviations

Below is a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by designers and publishers. These definitions reflect standard US crochet terminology. The patterns in Modern Crochet will only use a portion of these abbreviations. 

Master list provided with permission from Craft Yarn Council. Visit craftyarncouncil.com for additional resources.

alt
alternate
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
bet
between
bl or blo
back loop or back loop only
bo
bobble
BP
back post
BPdc
back post double crochet
BPdtr
back post double treble crochet
BPhdc
back post half double crochet
BPsc
back post single crochet
BPtr
back post treble crochet
cc
contrasting color
ch
chain stitch
ch-
refer to chain or space previously made,
e.g., ch-1 space
ch-sp
chain space
cl
cluster
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
dc2tog

double crochet 2 stitches together
(or any number of stitches)

dec
decrease
dtr
double treble crochet
edc
extended double crochet
ehdc
extended half double crochet
esc
extended single crochet
etr
extended treble crochet
fl or flo
front loop or front loop only
foll
following
FP
front post
FPdc
front post double crochet
FPdtr
front post double treble crochet
FPhdc
front post half double crochet
FPsc
front post single crochet
FPtr
front post treble crochet
hdc
half double crochet
hdc2tog
half double crochet 2 stitches together

(or any number of stitches)

inc
increase
join
join two stitches together
lp
loop
m
marker
mc

main color

pat or patt
pattern
pc
popcorn stitch
pm
place marker
prev
previous
ps or puff
puff stitch
rem
remaining
rep
repeat
rnd
round
rs
right side
sc
single crochet
sc2tog

single crochet 2 stitches together
(or any number of stitches)

sh
shell
sk
skip
sl st
slip stitch
sp
space
st
stitch
tbl
through back loop
tch or t-ch
turning chain
tog
together
tr
treble crochet
tr2tog
treble crochet 2 stitches together
(or any number of stitches)
trtr
triple treble crochet
turn
turn your work
ws
wrong side
yo
yarn over
yoh
yarn over hook

   

 

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