Crochet is a global activity enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Some patterns we encounter have a different language associated with the patterns. When I started teaching crochet online, I was using European Based knowledge for crochet. I was emailed constantly telling me that I was wrong with my words and to get off the net if I wasn’t going to teach right. I wasn’t wrong… my audience wasn’t aware there was a global difference of terms.
To appease my audience, I got myself familiar with North American Crochet Language for patterns. Now… I primarily teach all patterns in North American Terms. The Crochet Crowd is a global based community. Here’s a conversion chart for what appears in books and videos around the world.
|US / Canadian Language||European Language|
|chain (ch)||Chain (ch)|
|Single Crochet (sc)||Double Crochet (dc)|
|Half Double Crochet (dc)||Half Treble (htr)|
|Double Crochet (dc)||Treble (tr)|
|Treble (tr)||Double Treble (dtr)|
|Double Treble (dtr)||Triple Treble (ttr)|
|Slip Stitch (sl st) or (Slip St)||Slip Stitch (sl st) or (Slip St)|