List of Crochet Abbreviations

Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Pattern Help, Stitch Guide | 7 comments

Here is a list of the most common crochet term abbreviations, but by no means is it a complete list.

A

alt – alternate(ing)

approx. – approximetely

B

beg – beginning

blo – back loop only

BPdc – Back Post double crochet

BPsc – back post single crochet

BPtr – back post treble crochet

C

CC – Contrasting Color

ch – chain

cl – cluster

cont – continue

D

dbl – double

dbl tr – double treble

dtr – double treble

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

dec – decrease

E

ea – each

edc – extended double crochet

esc – extended single crochet

F

flo – front loop only

foll – follow(ing)

FPdc – Front Post double crochet

FPsc – front post single crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

G

grp – group

H

hdc – half double crochet

hk – hook

I

inc – increase

incl – include/including

L

lp(s) – loop(s)

M

MC – Main Color

md – meaning round (basically the round you’re on)

mds – meaning rounds

O

oz – ounces

P

pc – popcorn

pm – place marker

prev – previous

R

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

rev – reverse

rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side

rsc – reverse single crochet (also know as the crab stitch)

S

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp(s) – space(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

T

tch – turning chain

tog – together

tr – treble (some now call it triple)

tr tr – triple treble

U

ufo – un-finished objects

W

WS – wrong side

X

x-st – cross stitch

Y

yo – yarn over

yoh – yarn over hook

 

If you’re looking for one that you don’t see, just let me know and I can add it.

 

7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the abbreviation list I am a beginner, and want to learn how to make sweaters, and this really helps.

  2. What does fsc mean? And I was a little confused with the first line of instructions in round 1 of the baby shell sweater

  3. What does fsc mean? And I was a little confused with the instructions for round one of the baby shell sweater pattetn

    • Hi Sue, it’s a foundation single crochet. If you’re not familiar with it I can work on getting a tutorial up for it. But in the mean time it’s the equivalent of a chain and single crochet first row.

  4. Does anyone know what the abbreviation Srst means? I’m following a pattern on a ball of Lions Brand yarn and it reads ch 1 turn, Srst 3 ch. never saw this before.
    Appreciate the help!

    • I’m going to assume it should be slst (slip stitch).

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