Crochet Slang Terms
We crocheters have our own slang and abbreviations. Some people think we are out to lunch, meanwhile other crocheters totally hear you and agree… sometimes even with a chuckle!
Some of you know exactly what I’m talking about and others are scratching their heads right now asking themselves why is a crochet site asking about amphibians?
As crocheters, we have developed some of our own creative lingo or acronym to talk to each other about our crochet projects.
Here is a list of some of the common ones.
- FROG – This means to rip out some of your stitches, usually because you realized you made a mistake. Say it fast – Rip It, Rip it.
- HOTH – Hot off the hook.
- FOTH – Fresh off the hook.
- WIP – Work in progress.
- UFO – Unfinished object.
- HAWT – Mikey’s special word for Hot.
- PHD – Projects half done.
- FO – Finished object.
- Yarn Barf – When trying to start a center pull skein and a big messy lump comes out.
- HS – Hook snob (Mikey calls me this because of my addiction to fancy hooks). 🙂
- BiStitchual – Someone who crochets and knits.
- LYS – Local yarn shop.
- 411 on the 911 – When you need to know information on an urgent matter!
What others can you share with the group? Let me know and I add it to this list. Make a comment below for us to find!
Be creative! 🙂 – Jeanne – The Crochet Crowd