Pattern Abbreviations

Pattern Abbreviations

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Crochet Pattern Abbreviations

Crochet Pattern Abbreviations

Crochet Pattern Abbreviations

Below is a long list of abbreviations in Alphabetical order for crochet abbreviations that appear in written patterns. The Yarn Council of America is looking to ensure patterns are standardized so that people don’t come up with weird combinations for existing abbreviations. Click read more to get the list of all the abbreviations that can help you.

alt alternate 

approx approximately 

beg begin, beginning 

BP back post 

BLO back loop only

BPdc back post double crochet 

Bs bean stitch

CC contrasting color 

ch chain 

cl cluster 

cont continue 

dbl double 

dtr or dbl tr double triple 

dc double crochet 

dec decrease 

dir directions 

dk dark 

dnt do not turn

ea each 

ex sc extended single crochet

fig figure 1 (picture of stitch)

FLO front loop only 

FP front post 

FPdc front post double crochet 

fo finish off

foll following 

gm or gr grams 

gr group 

hdc half double crochet 

hk hook 

htr half triple crochet 

in inch 

inc increase 

incl including 

inst instructions

ldc long double crochet       

lp(s) loop(s)

lsc long single crochet

lt light 

MC main color 

med medium 

mm millimeter 

no. number 

oz(s) ounce 

pat st pattern stitch 

pc st popcorn stitch (also pop, pc, ps) 

prev previous 

rem remaining 

rep repeat 

rnd round 

rs right side

rsc reverse single crochet

sc single crochet 

sk skip 

sl st slip stitch 

sp space 

st(s) stitch(es) 

tch turning chain 

tog together 

tr triple (treble) 

x times (such as repeat 5x) 

ws wrong side

yo yarn over

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6 thoughts on “Pattern Abbreviations”

  1. Tracey says:

    I haven’t crocheted since I was a teenager. I have just picked it back up and I have a pattern that says “EMPTY: Empty Shell”. Can you explain what this is?

    1. Mikey says:

      Tracey, I’ve never heard of that before. Does it define what an empty shell is?

  2. karen Turner says:

    “Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * until you have reached that same color change again, rip back 2-3 sts to the last sc, turn. You will not use the entire beginning chain, leave the rest of the chain unworked.”

    What does the RIP back 2-3 sts mean?

    1. Mikey says:

      Afternoon Karen. Hmmmm that’s strange. I’m really not sure. I’ve not seen that before.

      1. karen Turner says:

        Thanks for you response. It seems to be common with plaid yarn patterns. I am stumped.

      2. Mikey says:

        I’m too. I’ve never seen that before.

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