Understanding Abbreviations


Use this guide to help you read crochet patterns.

beg begin(ning)
bl(s) block(s)
bpdc back post dc
ch(s) chain(s)
cl(s) cluster(s)
CC contrasting color
dc double crochet
dec decrease
dtr double treble crochet
fpdc front post dc
hdc half-double crochet
inc increase
lp(s) loops(s)
MC main color
p picot
rem remain(ing)
rep repeat
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side facing you
sc single crochet
sk skip
sl st slip stitch
sp(s) space(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
tog together
tr treble crochet
trtr triple treble crochet
WS wrong side facing you
yo yarn over
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