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  1. Diane Griggs
    August 13, 2016

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

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    • Kristine
      August 14, 2016

      Glad it is helpful!

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  2. Sue meyer
    December 11, 2016

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

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  3. Sue meyer
    December 11, 2016

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

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    • Kristine
      December 15, 2016

      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.

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  4. Mary
    September 25, 2017

    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!

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    • Kristine
      September 29, 2017

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

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  5. Fatima Farje
    July 21, 2020

    How do you work this: ch 1, *FPhdc, hdc [hdc, FPhdc], hdc, FPhdc, hdc *Repeat*. It is confusing

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    • Kristine
      July 23, 2020

      Hi Fatima,
      Each stitch between each comma is worked into it’s own stitch and the stitches in the parenthesis are worked into the same stitch. Here’s a more clear way of writing it.
      FPhdc in next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, FPhdc) in next st, FPhdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from *
      Let me know if you need more help.
      Kristine

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  6. Maree
    October 1, 2020

    What is a rftr stitch and how do you do it

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    • Kristine
      October 4, 2020

      Without seeing the pattern I’m going to assume it means right front treble? I’m guessing it may be a pattern with cable stitches that lean?

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  7. Nora
    February 5, 2021

    Hi. First: Thank you so much for posting this. It’s so helpfully!!
    Second: I’m lost with is foreign stitch language.
    Here’s the example.
    6X magic ring
    6V, C- 12X
    XV*6 , C=18X
    18X, C.

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    • Kristine
      February 6, 2021

      Nora,
      Can you either email me or add a link to the pattern here? I may be able to help if I can see more of the pattern.

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  8. Casey Kaiser
    October 25, 2021

    I’m doing my 1st crochet toy and I am currently at a part in the head where 1st I need change color for approx. half the round and then change color back. In this round there is also an abbreviation I have never seen before and cannot find the meaning for it anywhere. So it says change back to blue, sc, dee, (sc 5, dec) X3. To end that round but I have no idea what Dee means or how to do it.
    Thank you

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    • Kristine
      November 3, 2021

      I’m pretty sure it should be “dec” and it was an error in the pattern.

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  9. Jan Lychak
    May 21, 2022

    What does Jim mean in my pattern it says Jim 3 sc

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    • Kristine
      May 23, 2022

      There is no such abbreviation, which makes me think it’s a typo. I would ask the designer.

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  10. Leah Martin
    July 18, 2022

    Hello. I’m looking for what it means when a pattern has the abbreviation just, ‘W’.

    The example I’m specifically talking about is in an amigurumi pattern that I’m trying to follow.
    One step is as follows and in the round: R2: 1sc, w, 2sc, w, 1sc [10].

    The only explanation I can find online is for ‘WS,’ wrong side, which I’m sure does not apply here.

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    • Kristine
      July 26, 2022

      This isn’t a standard abbreviation in crochet so I’m thinking it’s a designer thing. I thought maybe “work” as in work so many sts across, but that doesn’t make sense there. I would try to contact the designer and ask her. I would love to know what she’s using it for.

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