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#1 Amy

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:16 AM

Crochet Term Abbreviations

If you would like us to add an abbreviation to this list, please post your suggestion in a response to this thread.

Most Frequently Used Abbreviations
beg -- beginning
ch -- chain
ch sp -- chain space
cont -- continue
dc -- double crochet
dec --decrease
ea -- each
hdc -- half double crochet
inc -- increase
pat st -- pattern stitch
prev -- previous
rem -- remaining
rep -- repeat
rnd -- round
RS -- right side
sc -- single crochet
sk -- skip
sl st -- slip stitch
sp -- space
st -- stitch
tc -- triple (treble) crochet
tch -- turning chain
tog -- together
WS -- wrong side
YO -- yarn over

Other Abbreviations
BL -- back loop
BP -- back post
BPdc -- Back Post double crochet

CC -- contrast color
cl -- cluster
E -- extended
EOR -- every other row
ext -- extended
FL -- front loop
FP -- front post
FPdc -- Front Post double crochet
L -- linked stitch
lp -- loop
MC -- main color
p -- picot
rev sc -- reverse single crochet
S -- spike




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#2 jeanannemarie

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:59 PM

My circa 1906 pattern for fillet crochet lace has a "b." and an "h." in the instructions. What do they mean? I haven't seen those abreviations listed anywhere.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:08 AM

In the Little girl dreams pattern, the abbreviation ww was used. What does this stand for?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:17 AM

In the Little girl dreams pattern, the abbreviation ww was used. What does this stand for?


I'd have to see the pattern to know for sure, but probably "worsted weight" yarn.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:50 PM

"ADC" - Adjacent DC Stitch
"ADC" - Altered Double Crochet

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

I just learned one from a pattern before I was born: ltr (long treble). Wrap three times instead of two. I would have called this a double-treble but that is not how it is put.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:52 AM

I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.


Oh good to know! If someone asked me what the abbrev for treble crochet was I'd say TR because that's what I've seen. Maybe it's just the patterns I've used, ha. Thanks!
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:17 PM

I have always seen and used tr for treble crochet. I would be confused if I saw tc.

dtr = double treble
trtr = triple treble

I always give a list of abbreviations with any and all of my patterns.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

Some of the patterns from the 1800's used tc for treble crochet, there were htc and ltc also for half treble crochet and long treble crochet. If you check out the antique pattern library, they do have a pdf of a book that teaches crochet with the explanation of the stitches, and also some of the abbreviations used.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

lsc, long single crochet, I use this stitch when I need something slightly taller than a sc, but not as tall as a hdc....

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:50 PM

--Additional crochet terms:

blo/BLO -- back loops only
flo/FLO -- front loops only
tbl/TBL -- through back loops (caution: this can be mistaken for "treble")
tfl/TFL -- through front loops

--Tunisian stitches (basic, not definitive, list):

tds/TDS -- Tunisian diagonal stitch
tks/TKS -- Tunisian knit stitch
tps/TPS -- Tunisian purl stitch
trs/TRS -- Tunisian reverse stitch; may also be Tunisian rib stitch
tss/TSS -- Tunisian simple stitch
twtss/TWTSS -- twisted Tunisian simple stitch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:25 PM

trc for treble crochet
htr half treble crochet
fpsc front post single crochet
dtr double treble crochet

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

RR afghan is a ripple round I found out.
MM is move marker
frog equal rip it, rip it, like rip it out.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I just finished a pattern and instead of TC for treble crochet they had TR. It was a tad confusing I must say.

Hi once show in a pattern trc stand for treble crochet. This is tread is great just my two day and I have to say I am learning a lot.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

I don't see this abbreviation in your list: fpsc

I take it it stands for front post single crochet.

Darski uses this one a lot.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

Awesome list, so many stitches included! I will be printing this out on a 4 x 6 photo sheet to keep with my other reference cards, just in case I ever need it! Thanks for sharing! ♥


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