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Just like with knitting, crochet has its own set of terms or abbreviations.  When you first learn to crochet, they can be confusing and intimidating.  Designers use the shortened versions to save space.  

Below I have included a list of crochet abbreviations and their definition.   Want a list for your crochet bag?  Just click the download link below the chart.


 

Crochet Abbreviations and Definitions

 

Abbreviation Definition
  
*

**

repeat the instructions following the * as directed

Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

(), {} work the instructions within parentheses or brackets as directed
alt alternate, alternating
beg begin, beginning
bel below
bet

bk lp or BL

between

back loop

bo

BP

Bobble

Back post

  
BPdc Back post double crochet
BPsc Back post single crochet
BPtr Back post treble
CC contrast color
cl cluster
cont continue
dc Double crochet
dc2tog Double crochet 2 stitches together
dec decrease
dtr double treble crochet stitch
est established
even Without increases or decreases
fasten off Cut the yarn and pull the cut end through the last loop
fl(s) or FL front loops

 

Abbreviation Definitions
Fp or FP front post
FPtr Front post treble crochet
gp(s) group(s)
hdc Half-double crochet
hk hook
inc increase
incl inclusive
lp(s) loops
MC Main color
p picot
pat(s) pattern(s)
pm

prev

Rem

rep

place marker

Previous

remaining

repeat

rnd(s) rounds
RS Right side
sc2tog Single crochet 2 stitches together
sk skip
sp space
st stitch
T-ch or tch turning chain
tbl through the back loop
tog together
tr Treble crochet
trtr Triple treble crochet
WS Wrong side
yo yarnover
yoh yarn over hook