Pattern Abbreviations for Crochet


Understand Crochet Abbreviations

It’s important to know abbreviations when following a crochet pattern. Here is a list of abbreviations to help you.

The Craft Yarn Council of America standardized abbreviations that appear in patterns to help us have a basic understanding.

To some crocheters, abbreviations are like hieroglyphics and don’t mean anything because they lack understanding on how to use them. Like ancient Egypt with the  language on the wall, over time if you study it long enough you will be able to fluently read it.

With pattern reading, the more you read them the more proficient  you will get at doing it.

Obviously, crochet terms are not that complicated at Egyptian writing. The point to standardize the terms is to make pattern reading universal. This helps a designer that is just getting started to use language and terms that are understood amongst crocheters.

Get a complete Pattern Abbreviations List. I would encourage you to print it off or bookmark the page so you can have access to this at anytime.

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About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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7 Responses to Pattern Abbreviations for Crochet

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  2. Some pattern writers forget to mention which terms they are using. It can be frustrating at times. Now I double check the pattern as to what teems are used. There is the problem where non-common abbreviations are used and I have a field day trying to figure out what they mean! 🙂

  3. Some pattern writers forget to mention which terms they are using. It can be frustrating at times. Now I double check the pattern as to what teems are used. There is the problem where non-common abbreviations are used and I have a field day trying to figure out what they mean! 🙂

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  6. Janette says:

    I understood a pattern much better when I realised that an american dc was a uk tr!

    • I originally learned from a UK book. I had no idea DC existed until 6 months after starting The Crochet Crowd. I was blasted for not knowing crochet as I was using European terms. I had to change my lingo and etc to match as most of my following are American. 🙂 No biggie but it was a surprise to say the least.

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