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Crochet Abbreviations List

Crochet Abbreviations List

What does “sc” mean? When a pattern says “rep” what do I do? The Crochet Abbreviations List answers these questions and more!

This list contains the most commonly used abbreviations and terms used in crochet patterns. This is not an exhaustive list and there may be terms on your pattern that are not included.

NOTE: This list uses U.S. crochet terminology. I’ve got a chart comparing US and UK crochet terms that can help you.

crochet abbreviations list

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Crochet Abbreviations List

approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
bpdc = Back Post double crochet
btwn = between
care washing cleaning
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
cn = cable needle
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dbl = double
dc = double crochet

dtr = double treble (triple) crochet
est = establish(ed)
ext = extension
foll = follow(s)(ing)
fpdc = front post double crochet
fpsc = front post single crochet
fptr = front post triple crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
lp(s) = loop(s)
MC = main color
meas = measure(s)
opp = opposite
pat = pattern
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rf = right front
rnd(s) = round(s)
rsc = reverse single crochet
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sc3tog = single crochet 3 together
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
sq(s) = square(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
work even
yrh = yarn over (yarn round hook)