Understanding Abbreviations

Crochet

beg....................... begin/beginning

bpdc..................... back post double crochet

bpsc...................... back post single crochet   

bptr....................... back post treble crochet

CC......................... contrasting color

ch.......................... chain stitch

ch-......................... refers to chain or space previously made (i.e. ch-1 space)

ch sp..................... chain space

cl........................... cluster

cm......................... centimeter(s)

dc......................... double crochet

dc dec................... double crochet 2 or more stitches together, as indicated

dec........................ decrease/decreases/decreasing

dtr......................... double treble crochet

fpdc...................... front post double crochet

fpsc...................... front post single crochet   

fptr........................ front post treble crochet   

g........................... grams 

hdc........................ half double crochet

hdc dec................. half double crochet (decrease) 2 or more stitches together, as indicated

inc......................... increase/increases/increasing

lp(s)....................... loops(s)

MC........................ main color

mm........................ millimeter(s)

oz.......................... ounce(s)

pc......................... popcorn

rem........................ remain/remaining

rep........................ repeat(s)

rnd(s)..................... round(s)

RS......................... right side

sc.......................... single crochet

sc dec................... single crochet (decrease) 2 or more stitches together, as indicated

sk.......................... skip(ped)

sl st....................... slip stitch

sp(s)...................... space(s)

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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