Knitting and Crochet Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations | Crochet Abbreviations | US to UK Crochet Terms | Vickie Howell

It’s about time that I post on my site, the same knitting and crochet abbreviations list that is included in most of my books, tutorials, and YarnYAY! patterns. Bookmark this for future reference! xx, VH


U.S. to U.K. Crochet Term Conversions

single crochet (sc) = double crochet (dc)

double crochet (dc) = treble crochet (tr)

half double crochet (hdc) = half treble crochet (htr)

triple crochet (tr) = double treble (dtr)


Knitting and Crochet Abbreviations

alt = alternate

approx = approximately

beg = begin/beginning

bet = between

BO = bind off

BP = back post

bpdc = back post double crochet

bpdc2tog = back post double crochet 2 together

BPdtr = back post double treble crochet

BPhdc=back post half double crochet

BPsc=back post single crochet

BPtr =back post triple crochet

byo = backward yarn over

CC = contrasting color

ch =  chain

ch-sp = chain space

CO = cast on

cont = continue

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

edc = extended double crochet

ehdc = extended half double crochet

esc =extended single crochet

etr = extended treble crochet

Fsc = foundation single crochet

Fhdc = foundation half-double crochet

Fdc = foundation double crochet

Ftr = foundation triple crochet

FL or FLO = front loop or front loop only

foll = following

FP = front post

fpdc = front post double crochet

FPhdc = front post half double crochet

FPsc = front post single crochet

FPtr = front post treble crochet

hdc = half double crochet

hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together

inc = increase

k = knit

k1B = knit stitch in row below

kfb = knit 1 into front and back of stitch

ksp = knit 1 stitch, slip this stitch from right needle to left needle, pass second stitch on left needle over first stitch and off left needle; return stitch to right needle; single right-leaning decrease

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together; single right-leaning decrease

ktbl = knit stitch through the back loop

k2tbl = knit each of the next 2 stitches through the back loops. (This is the same as a K2, like used in ribbing, but worked through the back loops to twist the stitches)

kwise = knitwise

LH = left hand

lp = loop

m = marker

M1 = make one stitch

M1L – make one left slanting

M1R = make one right slanting

M1p = make one purlwise

M1lp = make one left slanting, purlwise

M1lr = make one right slanting, purlwise

MC = main color

p = purl

patt = pattern

pfb = purl into front and back of stitch

pm = place marker

p2tog = purl 2 stitches together

prev = previous

psso = pass slipped stitches over

ptbl = purl stitch through the back loop

pwise = purlwise

rem = remaining

rep = repeat

rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch

RH = right hand

RS = Right Side

rnd = round

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

sk – skip

SKP = slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.

SK2P = slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over knit 2 together

sl = slip

sl1k = slip 1 knitwise

sl1p = slip 1 purlwise

sl m = slip marker

sl st = slip stitch

sp = space

ssk = slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit these 2 stitches together through the back loops

ssp = slip 2 sts knitwise, return these 2 stitches to left needle and purl them together

through the back loops

sssk = slip 3 stitches knitwise, knit these 3 stitches together through the back loops

sssp = slip 3 sts knitwise, return these 3 stitches to left needle and purl them together

through the back loops

st(s) = stitch(es)

tbl = through back loop

tch or t-ch = turning chain

tfl = through the front loop

tog = together

tr = triple crochet

tr2tog = triple crochet 2 stitches together

WS = Wrong Side

w & t = wrap and turn

wyib = with yarn in back

wyif = with yarn in front

yb = yarn back

yf = yarn forward

yo = yarn over