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Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

This is not a complete list and may not use the same terms/abbreviations as your pattern. If you don't see the term you're looking for, most patterns should have a list of special stitches/abbreviations. This list is the most common stitches and abbreviations used on Stuck with Ewe and compiled from my own knowledge. 
Feel free to print this out and keep it in your project bag. I made an easy, ink-and-paper-friendly PDF for just that purpose: Click HERE for the Printable PDF
For easy online access, Click HERE to Pin.








* ... * Repeat these instructions




{ } or [ ] Repeat these instructions





( ) Work these stitches in the same stitch/space


Alt Alternate


Aprox Approximately


Beg Begin/beginning


BLO Back loops only


BP Back post (usually combined with a stitch, eg. BPsc)


CC Contrasting color


ch Chain


ch-_ Refers to chain/space already made, eg. ch-1 space


ch-sp Chain space


dc Double crochet


dc2tog Double crochet two together


dec decrease


dtr Double treble


FLO Front loops only


FO Fasten off OR finished object


FP Front post (usually combined with a stitch, eg. FPsc)


hdc Half double crochet


hdc2tog Half double crochet two together


HOTH Hot off the hook


inc Increase


inv dec: Invisible decrease


lp Loop


MC Main color OR Magic circle


MR Magic ring (aka magic circle)


prev Previous


rep Repeat


rnd Round


RS Right side


sc Single crochet


sc2tog Single crochet two together


sk Skip


sl st Slip Stitch


sp Space


st Stitch


tog Together


UFO Unfinished object


WIP Work in progress


WS Wrong side


YO or YOH Yarn over [hook]



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