Ever wonder what all those abbreviations mean when you are looking at a pattern? I have compiled a list to help you out.
Let's start with the basic crochet stitches:
Chain - ch
Chain Space - ch-sp
Single Crochet - sc
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Double Crochet - dc
Treble Crochet - tr
Double Treble - dtr
Yarn Over - yo
And now for the post stitches:
Front Post Single Crochet - FPsc
Back Post Single Crochet - BPsc
Front Post Half Double Crochet - FPhdc
Back Post Half Double Crochet - BPhdc
Front Post Double Crochet - FPdc
Back Post Double Crochet - BPdc
Front Post Treble (triple) Crochet - FPtr
Back Post Treble (triple) Crochet - BPtr
Beginning your project - I always recommend that your read the pattern completely before you begin. This insures that you won't find any suprises half-way through your project. Many projects are done with more than one color, here are some standard abbreviations for beginning and color changing.
Main Color - MC
Color A - CA
Color B - CB
Contrasting Color - CC
Approximately - approx
Begin/beginning - beg
Between - bet
Continue - cont
Special starting techniques ~ the Magic Ring or Finger Wrap. You can find a tutorial <here>
I would like to thank Sedie of Yarn Obession for allowing me to link her tutorial.
This list is not complete yet! As I up-date it, I will re-post. Check back soon to see what is new with Home made hats by Cheryl!
All abbreviations listed in this post are from (1) *Standard & Guidelines For Crochet and Knitting*
YarnStandards.com ******These abbreviations are not mine, I make no claim to these abbreviations, they are solely the work of yarn standards.com*******
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