Understanding Abbreviations


Use this guide to help you read crochet patterns.

beg begin/begins/beginning
bpdc back post double crochet
bpsc back post single crochet
bptr back post treble crochet
CC contrasting color
ch(s) chain(s)
ch- refers to chain or space previously made (i e , ch-1 space)
ch sp(s) chain space(s)
cl(s) cluster(s)
cm centimeter(s)
dc double crochet (singular/plural)
dc dec double crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated
dec decrease/decreases/decreasing
dtr double treble crochet
ext extended
fpdc front post double crochet
fpsc front post single crochet
fptr front post treble crochet
g gram(s)
hdc half double crochet
hdc dec half double crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated
inc increase/increases/increasing
lp(s) loop(s)
MC main color
mm millimeter(s)
oz ounce(s)
pc popcorn(s)
rem remain/remains/remaining
rep(s) repeat(s)
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
sc single crochet (singular/plural)
sc dec single crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated
sk skip/skipped/skipping
sl st(s) slip stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)/spaced
st(s) stitch(es)
tog together
tr treble crochet
trtr triple treble
WS wrong side
yd(s) yard(s)
yo yarn over
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