Free Printable Crochet Abbreviations Chart



Whether you're diving into a new pattern or writing your own, it's helpful to have some of the most common crocheting abbreviations handy! Instead of searching each time for "what does dc2tog stand for?" or "is single crochet US terms or UK terms?" you are welcome to download this free PDF chart that's as pretty as it is useful (if I do say so myself).


Click on the image of the chart above to download a high quality, printable version for yourself! It'll make your next project or pattern so much easier to start when you have all the most common crocheting abbreviations in one place!

Abbreviations contained in the chart include:

The General terms

alt - alternate

approx - approximately

beg - beginning

bet - between

cont - continue

ch sp - chain space

foll - following

lp - loop

prev- previous

rem - remaining

rep - repeat

rnd - round

ws - wrong side

rs - right side

The Directions

bl/blo - back loop

fl/flo - front loop

bp - back post

dec - decrease

inc - increase

pm - place marker

sk - skip

yo/yoh - yarn over/hook

The Stitches

ch - chain stitch

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dc - double crochet

tc - treble/triple crochet

dtr -double treble crochet

sh - shell

tch - turning chain

The Stitch Modifiers

Bp - back post

FP - front post

ch chain stitch

e - extended

cl - cluster

2tog - crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

pc - popcorn stitch

The Measurements

” or in - inch

cm - centimeter

g - gram

m - meter

mm - millimeter

oz -ounce

yd - yard

The Tools

cc-contrast color mc-main color m-marker

The special Tunisian Crochet Terms

FwP - forward pass

RetP - return pass

tfs - Tunisian full stitch

tks - Tunisian knit stitch

tps - Tunisian purl stitch

trs - Tunisian reverse stitch

tss - Tunisian simple stitch

ttw - Tunisian twisted

And a comparison of the most common US/UK term differences

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