Abbreviations

Pattern Abbreviations

Crochet patterns and knitting patterns use common abbreviations so a reference is handy. I will include the ones I have come across and add more as I find them and will include both US and UK terms.


Knitting AbbreviationsTerm
altalternate
approxapproximately
begbeginning
decdecrease
dpdouble pointed
incincrease
kknit
k2togknit 2 together
lploop
M1make one – increase
ppurl
patpattern
p2togpurl 2 together
pssopass slipped stitch over
remremaining
reprepeat
rndround
slslip
ststitch
st ststocking stitch
tblthrough back loop
togtogether
wyibwith yarn in back
wyifwith yarn in front
yfwdyarn forward
yoyarn over
Crochet AbbreviationsUS TermUK Term
begbeginningbeginning
chchainchain
dcdouble crochettreble (tr)
decdecreasedecrease
FPfront postfront post
hdchalf double crochethalf treble (htr)
incincreaseincrease
lplooploop
patpatternpattern
remremainingremaining
rndroundround
scsingle crochetdouble crochet (dc)
skskipskip or miss
sl stslip stitchsame or (ss)
spspacespace
ststitchstitch
togtogethertogether
trtreble crochetdouble treble (dtr)
yoyarn overyarn over hook (yoh)

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