Crochet Abbreviations & Stitches

[ ] – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

( ) – at end of row signifies stitch count for that row; within row is used for information message

* – repeat instructions between * as many times as directed


Stitches are in US Terms:

approx – approximately

beg – beginning

BLO – back loop only

BP – back post

CC – contrasting color

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – work 2 stitches together as one double crochet

FP – front post

hdc – half double crochet

hdc2tog – work 2 stitches together as one half double crochet

MC – main color

RS – right side of work

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – work 2 stitches together as one single crochet

sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble

WS – wrong side of work

yd(s) – yard(s)

yo – yarn over


2 thoughts on “Crochet Abbreviations & Stitches

  1. CrochetZone

    Yes these are US Terms. A half double crochet (hdd) is what you refer to as a double crochet.

  2. Jo McRae

    Hi, I love the beanie pattern – but unsure what you mean by hdc – if this is an American site, the stitches are different from what I am used to. Can you tell me the English version please?

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