Last updated: 1/10/19

As you continue to crochet using patterns, you will come across certain abbreviations. Most patterns will identify the abbreviations that will be used in the pattern. But, if there is no explanation, I thought having one place where they could be found would be most helpful.

Keep checking it from time to time as I will add new words to the list as I come across them. I’ll also link written and video tutorials to those that I can as I go along.


Back loop only (BLO)

Back post (BP)

Beginning/begin (beg)

Between (bet)

Chain (ch)

Chain space (ch sp)

Decrease (dec)

Double crochet (dc)

Double treble crochet (dtr)

Double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog)

Double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog)

Foundation chain (Fdn ch)

Foundation double crochet (fdc)

Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)

Foundation single crochet (fsc)

Foundation treble crochet (ftr)

Front loop only (FLO)

Front post (FP)

Front post single crochet (FPsc)

Front post double crochet (FPdc)

Front post double treble crochet (FPdtr)

Front post half double crochet (FPhdc)

Front post treble crochet (FPtr)

Half double crochet (hdc)

Half double crochet 2 stitches together (hdc2tog)

Half double crochet 3 stitches together (hdc3tog)

Increase (inc)

Repeat (rep)

Right side (RS)

Round (rnd)

Single crochet (sc)

Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog)

Single crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog)

Skip (sk)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Space (sp)

Stitch (st)

Together (tog)

Treble crochet (tr)

Treble crochet 2 stitches together (tr2tog)

Treble crochet 3 stitches together (tr3tog)

Wrong side (WS)

Yarn over (yo)

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