Crochet Abbreviations

I remember when I first looked at a crochet pattern I thought it was in a different language! There are a lot of abbreviations! And a lot of lists for abbreviations include ones that to this day I’ve never needed to know.

So I’ve picked the abbreviations that I’ve come across the most and ordered them alphabetically. If you’re looking for more, check out the Crochet Abbreviations Master List from the Craft Yarn Council.

Most Common Crochet Abbreviations

(In Alphabetical Order)

beg = begin/beginning

bet = between

BLO = back loop only

BP = back post

CC = contrasting color

ch = chain stitch

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

FLO = front loop only

FP = front post

hdc = half double crochet

inc = increase

lp = loop

m = marker

MC = main color

pat = pattern

pm = place marker

rem = remaining

rnd = round

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch

sp = space

st = stitch

tbl = through back loop

tog = together

tr = treble crochet

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over

2tog (sc, dc, etc.) = two stitches together

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Now you are all set!

Crochet meme - Keep Calm and hdc in the 3rd ch from hook

Ready to put those abbreviations to use? Check out my patterns that use only ch, sc, dc and sl st like my Simple Baby Blanket or my Crochet Remote Holder.

Happy Creating!