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Crochet Term Abbreviations

 

If you would like us to add an abbreviation to this list, please post your suggestion in a response to this thread.

 

Most Frequently Used Abbreviations

beg -- beginning

ch -- chain

ch sp -- chain space

cont -- continue

dc -- double crochet

dec --decrease

ea -- each

hdc -- half double crochet

inc -- increase

pat st -- pattern stitch

prev -- previous

rem -- remaining

rep -- repeat

rnd -- round

RS -- right side

sc -- single crochet

sk -- skip

sl st -- slip stitch

sp -- space

st -- stitch

tc -- triple (treble) crochet

tch -- turning chain

tog -- together

WS -- wrong side

YO -- yarn over

 

Other Abbreviations

BL -- back loop

BP -- back post

BPdc -- Back Post double crochet

CC -- contrast color

cl -- cluster

E -- extended

EOR -- every other row

ext -- extended

FL -- front loop

FP -- front post

FPdc -- Front Post double crochet

L -- linked stitch

lp -- loop

MC -- main color

p -- picot

rev sc -- reverse single crochet

S -- spike

 

 

 

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My circa 1906 pattern for fillet crochet lace has a "b." and an "h." in the instructions. What do they mean? I haven't seen those abreviations listed anywhere.

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In the Little girl dreams pattern, the abbreviation ww was used. What does this stand for?

 

I'd have to see the pattern to know for sure, but probably "worsted weight" yarn.

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I just learned one from a pattern before I was born: ltr (long treble). Wrap three times instead of two. I would have called this a double-treble but that is not how it is put.

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thanks ive been looking for something like this

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I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.

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I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.

 

Oh good to know! If someone asked me what the abbrev for treble crochet was I'd say TR because that's what I've seen. Maybe it's just the patterns I've used, ha. Thanks!

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I have always seen and used tr for treble crochet. I would be confused if I saw tc.

 

dtr = double treble

trtr = triple treble

 

I always give a list of abbreviations with any and all of my patterns.

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Some of the patterns from the 1800's used tc for treble crochet, there were htc and ltc also for half treble crochet and long treble crochet. If you check out the antique pattern library, they do have a pdf of a book that teaches crochet with the explanation of the stitches, and also some of the abbreviations used.

http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org

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lsc, long single crochet, I use this stitch when I need something slightly taller than a sc, but not as tall as a hdc....

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--Additional crochet terms:

 

blo/BLO -- back loops only

flo/FLO -- front loops only

tbl/TBL -- through back loops (caution: this can be mistaken for "treble")

tfl/TFL -- through front loops

 

--Tunisian stitches (basic, not definitive, list):

 

tds/TDS -- Tunisian diagonal stitch

tks/TKS -- Tunisian knit stitch

tps/TPS -- Tunisian purl stitch

trs/TRS -- Tunisian reverse stitch; may also be Tunisian rib stitch

tss/TSS -- Tunisian simple stitch

twtss/TWTSS -- twisted Tunisian simple stitch

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trc for treble crochet

htr half treble crochet

fpsc front post single crochet

dtr double treble crochet

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RR afghan is a ripple round I found out.

MM is move marker

frog equal rip it, rip it, like rip it out.

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I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.

Hi once show in a pattern trc stand for treble crochet. This is tread is great just my two day and I have to say I am learning a lot.

 

Thanks ladies.

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I don't see this abbreviation in your list: fpsc

 

I take it it stands for front post single crochet.

 

Darski uses this one a lot.

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Awesome list, so many stitches included! I will be printing this out on a 4 x 6 photo sheet to keep with my other reference cards, just in case I ever need it! Thanks for sharing! ♥

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