The Beginner Crochet Stitches You Need to Know.

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I thought it would be handy to have a list of crochet abbreviations and terms available for you on the site. I have created a searchable list below for UK Crochet Terms and I have created a pinnable image for you for the beginner crochet stitches, symbols and abbreviations. Click here for the >> US Beginner Crochet Stitches Cheat Sheet <<. For crochet terms in other languages please visit our Crochet Translation Project and our Basic Crochet Terms Translated Posts.

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Beginner Crochet Stitches Glossary

UK Terms

SLIP STITCH

Slip Stitch sl st oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert your hook into the specified stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull up a loop and pull the same loop through the loop on your hook.

Double CROCHET STITCH

single crochet (sc) oombawkadesigncrochet.comDouble Crochet (dc): Insert your hook under both loops (the front and back loop) of the stitch indicated; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop (you now have 2 loops on the hook); yarn over the hook and pull through both loops on the hook.

SOMETIMES YOU WILL SEE THE SINGLE CROCHET LIKE THIS:

single crochet (sc) oombawkadesigncrochet.com

occasionally this is used to represent the reverse double crochet (crab stitch)

HALF Treble CROCHET STITCH

Half Double Crochet hdc oombawkadesigncrochetHalf Treble Crochet (htr): Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through all three loops on the hook.

TREBLE CROCHET STITCH

double crochet - dc - oombawkadesigncrochetTreble Crochet (tr):  Yarn over the hook. Insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. There are three loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through two of the loops on your hook. Two loops remain on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through the remaining two loops.

double treble CROCHET STITCH

Treble Crochet or Triple Crochet - tr - oombawkadesigncrochetDouble Treble Crochet (dtr): Yarn over the hook 2 times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch and yarn over the hook. Pull up 1 loop. You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook.  You now have 2 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

 

Beginner Crochet Stitches Cheat Sheet UK Terms Oombawka Design Crochet oombawkadesigncrochet

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You can watch all the basic stitches listed above in this post: Learn to Crochet Stitch Series

The following video is a quick stitch guide showing you all the stitches in approximately 3 minutes:

More Crochet Terms

U.K. Crochet Terms

back loop (BL)
back loop only (blo)
back post (BP)
back post double crochet (BPdc)
back post half treble crochet (BPhtr)
back post treble crochet (BPtr)
back post double treble crochet (BPdtr)
before (bef)
beginning (beg)
between (bet)
chain (ch)
chain space (ch-sp)
cluster (CL)
continue (cont)
crochet
decrease (dec)
treble (tr)
triple treble crochet
cast off
follow / follows / following (foll)
front loop (FL)
front loop only (flo)
front post (FP)
front post double crochet (FPdc)
front post half treble crochet (FPhtr)
front post treble crochet (FPtr)
front post double treble crochet (FPdtr)
tension
half treble crochet (htr)
increase (inc)
insert hook
join into ring
last
loop lp
magic ring
next
pattern (pat / patt)
picot (p)
place marker (pm)
remaining (rem)
repeat (rep)
repeat from * to * *
reverse double crochet (crab stitch)
right side (correct side) (RS)
right side (opposite of left)
round (rd)
row (R)
double crochet (dc)
miss
single crochet (sc)
space (s) sp (s)
stitch (st)
stitches (st(s) or sts)
times (x)
together (tog)
double treble crochet (dtr)
turn the work
work
wrong side (WS)
yarn over hook (yoh)
For a comparison of the US and UK terms please see this handy chart:
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3 Comments

  1. Hi Necia, if it is pattern I wrote sk would mean skip. I don’t have a block stitch bun hat pattern though. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  2. Just starting your Block Stitch Bun Hat, what is a SK stitch please?