Handy Sheet – Crochet Abbreviation Free Printable

Crochet is a popular hobby; there has been an evolution in patterns, designs over the decades. In recent years many women are practising the art of crochet through the blog post, books and videos. As the mode of learning is vast; it is important to understand the basics. The basic includes the pattern understanding, symbols used for making the stitches. 

Crochet Abbreviations are defined as the short forms of the various stitches and instructions used in making a crochet pattern. 

The crochet abbreviation is common but may vary with an individual designer. The crochet abbreviations are mentioned in the being or end of the books. 

Below is the list of crochet abbreviation most in use. 

ALT = alternate

APPROX = approximately

BEG = beginning

BET = between

BL or BLO = back loop(s) only

BG = block

BO= bobble stitch

BP = back post

BPDC = back post double crochet

BPDTR = black post double treble crochet

BPHDC = back post half double crochet

BPSC = back post single crochet

BPTR = back post treble crochet

CA = color A

CB = colour B (and so on if other colours)

CC = contrast color

CH = chain

CH-SP = chain space

CL= cluster

CM = centimeter

CONT = continue

DBL = double

DC = double crochet

DC2TOG = double crochet 2 stitches together

DEC= decrease

DNT = do not turn

DTR = double treble crochet

EA = each

EDC = extended double crochet

EHDC = extended half double crochet

ESC = extended single crochet

ETR = extended treble crochet

FL/FLO = front loop/front loop only

FOLL = following

FP = front post

FPDC = front post double crochet

FPDTR = front post double treble crochet

FPHDC = front post half double crochet

FPSC = front post single crochet

FPTR = front post treble crochet

FSC= foundation single crochet

FO = finish off

G= Gram

GR= Group

HDC = half double crochet


HTC=Half treble crochet

HDC2TOG = half double crochet 2 stitches together

INC = increase

INCL = including

INST = instructions

LP = Loop

M = Marker

MC = Main Color

PAT =Pattern

PC= Popcorn stitch

PM = Place Marker

PREV = previous

PS/PUFF = puff stitch



RND(s) = round (s)


RS= Right Side

SC = single crochet


SC2TOG=single crochet 2stitches together

SC DEC =single crochet decrease

SK = skip

SI ST = slip stitch

SM/SL M= slip marker

ST(S) = stitch(s)

SP (S)=space (s)

TCH = turning chain

TBL = through back loop(s)

TOG= together

TR = treble crochet

TRTR = treble treble crochet

TR2TOG=treble crochet 2 stitches together

WS = wrong side

YD(S) = yard(s)

YO = yarn over

YOH = yarn over hook

General Abbreviation

[ ]= work instructions w/in brackets # of times instructed

*=repeat the instructions following the asterisk as instructed

( ) = work instructions w/in parentheses # of times instructed 

**=repeat the instructions between the asterisks as instructed

“ = inches


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