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Useful Crochet Abbreviations

Below are some common abbreviations you will find in most crochet patterns

AbbreviationDescription
altalternate
approxapproximately
begbegin/beginning
BL or BLOback loop or back loop only
BPback post
BPdcback post double crochet
BPdtrback post double treble crochet
BPhdcback post half double crochet
BPscback post single crochet
BPtrback post treble crochet
CCcontrasting color
chchain stitch
ch-spchain space
contcontinue
dcdouble crochet
dc2togdouble crochet 2 stitches together
decdecrease
dtrdouble treble crochet
FL or FLOfront loop or front loop only
FPfront post
FPdcfront post double crochet
FPdtrfront post double treble crochet
FPhdcfront post half double crochet
FPscfront post single crochet
FPtrfront post treble crochet
hdchalf double crochet
hdc2toghalf double crochet 2 stitches together
incincrease
MCmain color
prevprevious
remremaining
reprepeat
rndround
RSright side
scsingle crochet
sc2togsingle crochet 2 stitches together
skskip
sl stslip stitch
spspace
ststitch
trtreble crochet
tr2togtreble crochet 2 stitches together
trtrtriple treble crochet
WSwrong side
yoyarn over
yohyarn over hook

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