Below you will find crochet abbreviations you’ll see all over this site, and many others. This list is not all encompassing. It’s pretty much the ones I use because they are the terms, jargon, and abbreviations I know. I hope it helps. Check back when needed since I like to learn new tricks and stitches, you never know when new jargon is created or new things learned. Life is grand that way!
Stitch Abbreviations (USA terms)
- beg = begin (beginning)
- btwn = between
- bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet [stitch]
- CC = contrasting color
- ch = Chain [stitch]
- chsp = chain space
- cont = continue (continuing)
- dc = Double Crochet [stitch]
- dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together [stitch]
- dec = decrease
- dtr = Double Treble (aka Triple) Crochet [stitch]
- fdc = Foundation Double Crochet [stitch]
- fsc = Foundation Single Crochet [stitch]
- ftc = Foundation Treble/Triple Crochet [stitch]
- fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet [stitch]
- hdc = Half Double Crochet [stitch]
- inc = increase
- MC = main color
- mgc = Magic Circle
- PU = pick up
- rep = repeat
- rnd = round
- RS = right side
- rsc = Reverse Single Crochet [stitch]
- sc = Single Crochet [stitch]
- sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together [stitch]
- sk = skip
- slst = Slip Stitch [stitch]
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- t-ch = turning chain
- tr = Treble (aka Triple) Crochet [stitch]
- WS = wrong side
- yo = yarn over
Tip: In many patterns the use of brackets [ ] means the instructions within those symbols will be repeated however many times noted after the brackets.
Other Jargon & Abbreviations
- Frogged ⇔ When you pull out all the stitches and roll the yarn back into the ball because it just aint what it should be. 😉
- HGG ⇔ Hot Glue Gun
- EL ⇔ Eldest Little: my oldest child. He’s the leader of the pack and my only human son.
- FB ⇔ Furbaby: Barney, our Cat. He’s four months older than EL and thus our “oldest child”.
- HH ⇔ Hottie Hubby: That is my Husband of course, yes he is a hottie. I’ve posted pics.
- Kidlets ⇔ Littles: My three children collectively.
- LL ⇔ Littlest Little: my youngest child. She’s the younger of my two daughters.
- Minis ⇔ Minions: My three children collectively.
- ML ⇔ Middle Little: the middle child, who is the older of the two girls.
Angie Advice: If you click over to LionBrand you’ll find a page of instructions that also gives information on forming the stitches. I also spend a lot of time using youtube and Moogly when I find myself confused on how to make a stitch. In case you’re wondering, those aren’t affiliate links, just pages I use. You are welcome to go there or not, free membership may be needed to view some content on LionBrand and Moogly.