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Understanding Crochet Abbreviations

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Listed below are standard abbreviations and symbols that you may find in crochet patterns on Yarnspirations.com. All standard abbreviations used in a particular pattern are also listed at the end of the pattern. If a pattern contains unusual combinations of stitches, these will be explained in the Special Abbreviations section at the beginning of the pattern.

Abbreviation

Description

A, B, C, etc.

Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.

beg

beginning

bet

between

blk

block

Bpdc

back post double crochet

ch(s)

cm

centimeter(s)

dec

dc2tog

double crochet two stitches together

Fsc

Foundation single crochet

Fpdc

front post double crochet

hdc2tog

half double crochet two stitches together

inc

mm

millimeter(s)

pm

place (stitch) marker

rep

repeat

RS

right side

sc2tog

single crochet two stitches together

sk

skip

sl

slip

sp

space

st

stitch(es)

tr

tr2tog

treble crochet two stitches together

WS

wrong side

* or **

repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

[ ]

work directions in brackets the number of times indicated

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