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Crochet Pattern Abbreviations

Crochet patterns traditionally use shortened versions of words to save space on the printed page. This "code" has evolved into part of our crochet language. This list defines the terms used in Makers' Mercantile crochet patterns. 

", in

inch

alt

alternate

approx

approximately

beg

begin/beginning

bet

between

BL

back look

BLO

back loop only

BP

back post

BPdc

back post double crochet

BPdtr

back post double treble crochet

BPhdc

back post half double crochet

BPsc

back post single crochet

BPtr

back post treble crochet

CC

contrasting color

ch

chain stitch

ch-

refer to chain or space previously made (ch-1 space)

ch-sp

chain space

CL

cluster

cont

continue

dc

double crochet

dc2tog

double crochet 2 stitches together

dec

decrease

dtr

double treble crochet

edc

extended double crochet

ehdc

extended half double crochet

esc

extended single crochet

etr

extended treble crochet

FL(O)

front loop, front loop only

foll

following

FP

front post

FPdc

front post double crochet

FPdtr

front post double treble crochet

FPhdc

front post half double crochet

FPsc

front post single crochet

FPtr

front post treble crochet

hdc

half double crochet

hdc2tog

half double crochet 2 stitches together

inc

increase

lp

loop

m

marker

mm

millimeter

MC

main color

oz(s)

ounce(s)

pat(t)

pattern

pc

popcorn stitch

pm

place marker

prev

previous

ps, puff

puff stitch

rem

remaining

rep

repeat

rnd

round

RS

right side

sc

single crochet

sc2tog

single crochet 2 stitches together

sh

shell

sk

skip

sl st

slip stitch

sm, slm, sl m

slip marker

sp

space

st

stitch

tbl

through back loop

tch, t-ch

turning chain

tog

together

tr

treble crochet

tr2tog

treble crochet 2 stitches together

trtr

triple treble crochet

WS

wrong side

yd(s)

yard(s)

yo

yarn over

yoh

yarn over hook