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Crochet Abbreviations

Unfamiliar with crochet terms or need a quick refresher?  All of my patterns are done utilizing American terms. 

Basics

CH = Chain

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TR = Treble/Triple Crochet

SC INC = Single Crochet Increase

HDC INC = Half Double Crochet Increase

DC INC = Double Crochet Increase

TR INC = Treble/Triple Crochet Increase

SC DEC = Single Crochet Decrease

YO = Yarn Over

MC = Main Colour

CC = Contrasting Colour

 

HDC DEC = Half Double Crochet Decrease

DC DEC = Double Crochet Decrease

TR DEC = Treble/Triple Crochet Decrease

SC DEC = Single Crochet Decrease

HDC DEC = Half Double Crochet Decrease

DC DEC = Double Crochet Decrease

TR DEC = Treble/Triple Crochet Decrease

BL = Back Loops

BLO = Back Loops Only

FL = Front Loops

FLO = Front Loops Only

* * = Repeat instructions within the asterisks as many times as directed

Approx = Approximately

 

Post Stitches

FP = Front Post

BP = Back Post

FPSC = Front Post Single Crochet

BPSC = Back Post Single Crochet

FPHDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet

BPHDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

FPTR = Front Post Treble/Triple Crochet

BPTR = Back Post Treble/Triple Crochet

Crochet Hook Sizes

2.25 mm = B

2.75 mm = C

3.25 mm = D

3.50 mm = E

3.75 mm = F

4 mm = G – 6

4.25 mm = G

4.50 mm = 7

5 mm = H

5.25 mm = I

 

5.60 mm = I-9

5.75 mm = J

6 mm = J-10

6.50 mm = K-10.5

8 mm = L – 11

9 mm = M/N-13

10 mm = N/P-16

15 mm = Q

 

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