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Before you can start crocheting you need to know the basics. Learn what abbreviations stand for, you need to know this in order to read patterns.

Crochet patterns use a large variety of abbreviations. Here are the most common and what they mean:
 

YO or yo (Yarn Over)- To yarn over means to bring the yarn over the hook of your crochet hook so that the hook can catch the yarn and draw it through the loop. Literally, bring the yarn over the hook.
ch-chain stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
tc_ treble crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
sk- skip
dec- decrease
inc- increase
sc2tog- single crochet two stitches together
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet
BLO- back loop only
 

 

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