Common Crochet Abbreviations and Symbols

Common Crochet Abbreviations

approx approximately
beg begin(ning)
bet between
blp back loop only
BP back post
CC contrast color
ch chain
dc double crochet
dec decrease(s)(d)(ing)
dtr double triple crochet
flp front loop only
foll follow(ing)
FP front post
hdc half double crochet
inc increase(s)(d)(ing)
MC main color
pat pattern
rem remaining
rep repeat
rib ribbing
RS right side
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
tog together
tr triple crochet
WS wrong side
yo yarn over hook
* = The pattern will specify how many times to repeat a series of instructions following an asterisk, or between asterisks.
( ) = The pattern will specify how may times to repeat a series of instructions that are given inside the parentheses.
[ ] = The pattern will specify how many times to repeat a series of instructions that are given inside the brackets.
“ = inches

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