Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations

All the crochet abbreviations that you will ever need - in one handy page. Bookmark this page for the next time you need to look something up.

What you need



[ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

() work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed

* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

** repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

alt = alternate

BL = Back loop
Bo = Bobble
BP back post
BPDC= back post double crochet
BPSC= back post single crochet
BPTC= back post treble crochet
CA = color a
C1= color 1
CC= contrasting color
Ch= Chain stitch
Ch- = refering to chain or space previously made
ch-sp = chain space
CL = cluster
cont =continue
DC= Double Crochet
DCTG= double crochet 2 stitches together
dec= decrease
DTR= double treble
Fl=front loop
Foll= Follow
Fp = front post
FPDC= front post double crochet
FPSC = front post single crochet
FPTR= front post treble crochet
HDC= half double crochet
Inc= increase
LP = loops
MC= main color
p = picot
Pat/patts = Pattern
pc = popcorn
pm = place marker
Prev= previous
rem= remaining
rep = repeat
rnd = round
RS= Right side
Sc= Single crochet
SC2TOG = single crochet 2 stitches together
Sk = Skip
st st = slip stitch
sp = space
st =stitches
tch =turning chain
tog = together
tr = treble crochet
tr tr=triple treble crochet
WS = wrong side
Yo = yarn over
YOH = yarn over hook


  1. i started to crochet 3 months ago. i can knit but have found crotchet so much easier. so many different things you can do and these abbreviations are more in depth then any i have come across. a nice big thank you x

  2. I just wanted to say that the information contained on the site is brilliant thanks again for your help

  3. Excellent list of crochet stitches!
    I wish the charted examples were there with the stitches, but I’m finding that no one does that, at least not with all possible stitches, just with the top 3 basic crochet stitches.

  4. Knitting is much easier…..

  5. thank you sooooo much!! i just started,, and i was sooo confused!! this really helps(:


  6. this site is amazing, though i know nothing about this.

  7. OMG crochet is so confusing, so many types of stiches to remember! this helps heaps

  8. pewtvetdog says

    i could not understand any of the abriveations untill now. GREAT!!!

  9. had most of the patterns i was looking for

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