Crochet abbreviations

Hi there! In our website you will see a lots of codes that, if you are new on crochet, you will be lost reading it. So we prepared a page to let you know all the abbreviations used for the crochet patterns available on this website.

Crochet abbreviations

Lets go with it!

alt: alternate

approx: approximately

beg: begin/beginning

bet: between

bl/blo: back loop/back loop only

bo: bobble

BP: back post

BPdc: back post double crochet

BPtdr: back post double treble crochet

BPhdc: back post half double crochet

BPsc: back post single crochet

BPtr: back post treble crochet

CA: color A

CB: color B

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

dec: decrease

dtr:double treble crochet

edc: extended double crochet

ehdc: extended half double crochet

esc: extended single crochet

etr: extended treble crochet

FL/FLO: front loop/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

FPtc: front post treble crochet

hdc: half double crochet

hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together

hk: hook

inc: increase

lp: loop

m: marker

MC: main color

md(s): round(s)

mm(s): millimeter(s)

pc: popcorn stitch

pm: place marker

prev: previous

ps/puff: puff stitch

rem: remaining

rep: repeat

rnd: round

RS: right side

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together

sh: shell

sk: skip

sl st: slip stitch

sm/sl m: slip marker

sp: space

st: stitch

tbl: through back loop

tch: turning chain

tog: together

tr: treble crochet

tr2tog: treble crochet 2 stitches together

trtr: triple treble crochet

ws: wrong side

yo: yarn over

yoh: yarn over hook

Us Crochet abbreviation Terms

Here we go with another list to help you.

Ch = Chain

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Sl = Slip stitch

Sc = Single crochet

Inc = Increase

Dec = Decrease

Inc sc = 2 single crochet in same stitch

Dec sc = Single crochet 2 stitches together

Hdc= Half double crochet

Dec hdc= Half double crochet 2 stitches together

Inc hdc= 2 half double crochet in same stitch

Dc = Double crochet

Inc dc = 2 double crochet in same stitch

Dec dc = Double crochet 2 stitches together

Tr = Triple crochet

Dtr = Double triple crochet

Inc tr = 2 triple crochet in same stitch

Dec tr = Triple crochet 2 stitches together

Fpsc = Front post single crochet

Bpsc = Back post single crochet

Fpdc = Front post double crochet

Bpdc = Back post double crochet

Fptr = Front post triple crochet

Bptr = Back post triple crochet

Fpdtr = Front post double triple crochet

Bpdtr = Back post double triple crochet

If you arrived here from some of our posts, now you can came back and check how to do your crochets with our patterns! Good luck!