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Crochet Abbreviations

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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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In the Comfy Cozy Headband it says to cl in the next stich, what is cl?

jamid4nelli 0924323

Can you explain the magic circle?

lauriwelch 8718519

what is pm in abbreciatioms for crochet

jamiehunter44 2573344

Does ant the abbreviation sp is? Im trying a new pattern and am new at it!

primsann95 1298698

Im very interested in starting to crochet. Are there any tips or suggestions on where i can begin or learn!! Anything will be helpful. Thanks again :)

nayjay99 1412112

What is a "front post double crochet"?

lrkshar 8416476

Can you tell me how to do front post double crochet and back post double crochet

ellafer 2291858

Can you tell me how to do the back post double crochet and the front post double crochet.

ellafer 2291858

can you tell me what is the abbreviation sh

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what is the abreviation CL mean

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