Crochet Abbreviations

Not sure what abbreviations in our crochet patterns mean? Check out our handy abbreviation table below to help answer your questions. Abbreviations are ordered alphabetically.

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Abbreviation Description
alt alternate(ing)
approx approximately
beg beginning
ch chain
cm centimeter(s)
cont continue(ity)
dc double crochet
dcbp Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcbp made.
Dcfp Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made.
dec decrease(ing)
dtr double treble
Dtrfp (Yoh) 3 times and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work 2 rows below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.
g gram(s)
hdc half double crochet
inc increasing
mm millimeter(s)
oz ounce(s)
pat pattern
rem remain(ing)
rep repeat
reverse sc reverse single crochet
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
sc single crochet
Sl st Slip stitch
sp(s) space(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
tog together
tr treble crochet
WS wrong side
Yoh yarn over the hook