Dutch Crochet Terms and English Translations

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Translating Dutch Crochet Terms to English. The Crochet Translation Project includes a list of common Dutch Crochet Terms and their English equivalents. Abbreviations are also included for some of these terms, like vaste (v). I hope these crochet translations help you with your crochet projects!

Dutch Crochet Terms and English Translations

Dutch Crochet Terms and English Translations

Thank you to: Marja van Koert and Pamela van der zee for your help with these translations. The updated and searchable index is included at the end of the post – please note accents could not be included but each letter has been indicated as if it were typed separately.

Please remember this is a work-in-progress and if you have any suggestions, corrections or terms to add – please send me a message or leave a comment so we can update the chart!

U.S. TermsDutch Crochet Terms
back Loop (BL)achterste lus
back loop only (blo)alleen achterste lus
back post (BP)stokje achterlangs
back post single crochet (BPsc)vaste acherterlangs
back post half double crochet (BPhdc)half reliefstokje achterlangs
back post double crochet (BPdc)reliefstokje achterlangs
back post triple (treble) crochet (BPtr)dubbel reliefstokje achterlangs
before (bef)voordat
beginning (beg)begin
between (bet)tussen
chain (ch)Losse / ketting (l)
chain space (ch-sp)lossenruimte
cluster (CL)netwerk
continue (cont)doorgaan
crochethaken / haak
decrease (dec)Minderen / minder
double crochet (dc)Stokje (stk / st)
double triple (treble) crochet (dtr)Drie Dubbel Stokje
fasten off / bind off (fo / bo)Afhechten
follow / follows / following (foll)volgen
front loop (FL)voorin de steek
front loop only (flo)alleen voorste lus
front post (FP)reliefsteek voor
front post single crochet (FPsc)relief vaste voor
front post half double crochet (FPhdc)relief half stokje voor
front post double crochet (FPdc)reliefstokje voor
front post triple (treble) crochet (FPtr)relief dubbelstokje voor
gaugestekenverhouding
half double crochet (hdc)Half Stokje (hstk / h.st / hs)
increase (inc)Meerderen / meerder
insert hooksteek naald in
join / join into ringsluit ring
lastlaatste
loop (lp)lus / lusje / stekenboog
magic ring (MR)Magische ring
nextvolgende
pattern (pat / patt)patroon
picot (p)picot
place marker (pm)plaats markeerder
remaining (rem)overgebleven
repeat (rep)herhalen
repeat from * to **Herhaal van * tot *
reverse single crochet (crab stitch)kreeftskeersteek
right side (correct side) (RS)goede kant
right side (opposite of left)rechterkant
round (rd)Toer
row (R)Toer
single crochet (sc)Vaste / vasten (v)
skip (sk)Overslaan
slip stitch (sl st)Halve Vaste (hv)
space (s) (sp (s))afstand
stitch (st)Steek
stitches (st(s) or sts)steken
times (x)aantal keer
together (tog)samen
triple ( or treble ) crochet (tr)Dubbel Stokje (dstk / d.st)
turn the workkeer het werk / draai je/het werk
work / makemaak
wrong side (WS)verkeerde kant
yarn over / yarn over hook (yo / yoh)draad over het werk/ draad over haaknaald
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  1. l= chain
    om te keren=to turn
    hk = work
    Chain 7 and work back across the 7 chains to make 1 vaste (v) [single crochet], 1 half stokje (h.skt) [half double crochet], 1 stokje (stk) [double crochet], 1 dubbel stokje (1 dubb.skt) [treble crochet], 1 single crochet, and work along the other side of the chain (so the base of the foundation chain of 7 chain stitches) 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Then work to the middle of the leaf to making 8 sl st in total along the chains and ending with a sl st in the in each of 8 chains ending with sl st in the arch/middle/center of the stitch

  2. Could you help me figure out what hk means. Here’s the dutch and the english translation i got.

    1 blaadje: 7 l., 1 l. om te keren, hk. terug over de 7 l. en maak: 1 v., 1 h.skt., 1 stk., 1 dubb.skt., 1 stk., 1 h. stk., 1 v.; 2 l. en maak aan de andere kant van de ketting; 1 v., 1 h.stk., 1 stk., 1 dubb.skt., 1 stk., 1 h.stk., 1 v; daarna terug hk. naar het midden van het blaadje en maak 1 h.v. in ied. van de 8 l. en eindig met 1 h.v. in de boog van 2 st

    1 leaf: 7 ch., 1 ch. to turn, hk. back over the 7 ch. and make: 1 sc., 1 sc., 1 dc, 1 double sc., 1 dc, 1 sc., 1 sc., 1 sc.; ch 2 and make on the other side of the chain; 1 sc., 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 double sc., 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc; Then back HK. to the middle of the leaf and make 1 sl st in ed. of the 8 ch. and end with 1 sl st in the arc of 2 dc

  3. Hi Leslie, I believe that the voor is “in front of” and “achter” is back (behind). Hope this helps! Rhondda

  4. I have a Dutch blanket pattern that uses Reliefstokje but I can’t tell if it’s back or front post…Directions say:

    Het Reliefstokje haak je rond do onderliggende vaste van 1e toer

    And then later:

    1 Reliefstokje rond volgende vaste, 1 Reliefstokje rond overgeslagen vaste waarbij je ACHTER het vorige Reliefstokje haakt , 2 x 1 Reliefstokje rond volgende vast, 1 Reliefstokje rond volgende vaste, 1 Reliefstokje rond overgeslagen vaste waarbijje VOOR het vorige Reliefstokje haakt, 1 vaste in volgende 5 vaste 4 x 1 Reliefstokje rond volgende vaste….

    Any help here would be appreciated!

  5. Hi Sharon, v means vaste – which means single crochet. I’ve tried to fix the chart so the terms are lining up now. Hopefully this helps! All the best, Rhondda

  6. Even after translating there is a v after the number in pattern I downloaded. Does this stand for stitch?

  7. t;hank you for this translation, do you possibly have one for russian translation?

  8. Hi Karen,

    Vaste / vasten (v) = single crochet (sc)

    I’m not certain what verm is referring to – is that what it says in the Dutch copy? or in the incorrectly translated copy?

    The 2 v in each sc I believe means work 2 sc in each sc.

    Sorry I can’t help with the verm. I’d double check the original pattern to see if the original value is v for sc and then a second shortform which Google Translate incorrectly translated into a combined verm.

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  9. I have a pattern that has been “translated” from Dutch to English. It didn’t translate it all. I thought that “v” was single croche but, the pattern says,”(2v in each sc) ? also what is “verm” as in, (6v+1 verm) Thank You, Karen

  10. Hi Winifred, You are very welcome 🙂 I’m happy the translations are useful 🙂 Have a beautiful day! Rhondda

  11. Thank you so much for these translations. If you were near to me I would have given you a BIG hug. Unfortunately I stay in South Africa. Once again THANKS.

  12. Hi again!

    I saw this pattern but it looks similar to Dutch. What is the American equivalent to the size hook that is used in the pattern?

    Thank you.

    Jeg kunne ikke lade være.Så blev der lige fem små babydukker ud af det.
    Det er et skønt lille mønster, der kan varieres i det uendelige. Som det nok ses, er der ikke to dukker, der er ens. Dels er garnet ikke helt ens alt efter, hvilken farve man vælger, men også min manglende evne til at følge mønsteret skinner igennem. Pludselig får jeg en ide, og så glemmer jeg alt om originale maskeantal og fremgangsmåder
    Der blev også tid til at lave en lift til den lille dukke, der har tilbragt tiden siden sidste sommer i en muslingeskal. Den passer bare perfekt i sådan en lille lift.
    Hvis nogle er interesserede så kommer her mønsteret på

    TÆPPET:
    Brug nål nr. 2.
    Hækl 20 luftmasker. Start i den anden luftmaske fra nålen. Hækl 19 fm, vend.
    1 lm, hækl 19 fm, vend……………..
    Således hækles der 15 rækker fastmasker. Hæft ender, og pres tæppet fra vrangen, så det ikke ruller.

    HANKEN: Når den sidste omgang af kædemasker hækles, laves der hanke af 12 luftmasker. Man går ned i den 5. fm fra den maske, hvor man starter luftmaskerne, og fortsætter rundt til den anden side, så der bliver symmetri i hankenes placering. Herefter igen 12 lm, og spring hen til den 5. fm og arbejd videre rundt i kædemasker. Klip garnet af.
    Gå nu til begyndelsen af en hank og gør tråden fast med en km. Hækl nu 16 fm om de hæklede lm, og gør tråden fast i den fastmaske, hvor hanken ender. Træk tråden helt igennem. Hæft ender. Lav den anden hank magen til
    Jeg faldt lige over denne lille skønne dukke. Den er meget hurtig at lave, og opskriften er gratis. Den er stoppet med uld, og da jeg ikke helt kender de amerikanske betegnelser for hæklenålene, blev min hat for stor. Den er derfor trukket lidt sammen med et bånd med perler i. Ikke egnet til de små børn, men der kommer en ny hat og en lille pose at have dukken i.
    Prøv selv:

  13. Hi Nadira, I see no mention of the yarn she used – I do believe DK weight yarns are more readily available for use in the Netherlands – but I am not sure 🙁 Maybe try sending the designer a message? You could ask her this:

    Kunt u mij vertellen wat voor soort garen je gebruikt om deze hoeden te maken? Dank je wel!

    this is what it says in English:

    Can you please tell me what kind of yarn you used to make these hats? Thank you!

    Good luck,
    Rhondda

  14. Hi,

    Does the pattern mention what type of yarn to use? I’m using an organic cotton 4 WORSTED WEIGHT.

  15. Hi Nadira, It looks like she used a hook size change to resize the pattern to fit a child. She follows the adult pattern until round 17 then she crocheted 14 rounds (even – so without any increases). Then she increased again, (2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st) around, and then crocheted 9 more rounds even.

    Does this help?
    Rhondda

  16. This is the whole pattern:

    The adult size hat uses a 4 hook. I’m wondering do I use a 4 hook and then after row 17 use a 3?

    Thank you so much,
    Nadira

  17. Work 14 rows 90 single crochet
    (vasten and vaste means single crochet)

    Increase for the flap, (2 single crochet in the 1st stitch, 1 single crochet in the next stitch) repeat around

    Increase (2 single crochet in the 1st stitch, 1 single crochet in the next stitch) repeat around

    Work 9 rows (I’m not sure if this means to work the same increase 9 rows or work even for 9 rows – you should be able to tell from the pattern by looking to see if this section looks like it increases in size or if it stays the same).

    Hope this helps – I don’t speak Dutch myself but I think this is what it means.

    Yes I believe the hook used is a 3.00 mm hook 🙂

    Have a great day,
    Rhondda

  18. I want to do this hat, but the pattern is in Dutch. I’m not sure if the translator translated correctly. Also, is the hook size in mm?

    Het is hetzelfde patroon als hierboven beschreven tot en met toer 17 maar dan op haaknaald 3.00

    Haak 14 toeren 90 vasten
    – Meerder voor de flap 2 vasten in de 1e ,vaste 1 vaste in de volgende vaste herhaal rondom.
    – meerder 2 vasten in de 1e vaste 1 vaste in de volgende vaste herhaal rondom.
    Haak nog 9 toeren rondom.

    It’s the same pattern as described above to row 17 but then hook 3:00

    Work 14 rows 90 fasting
    – Inc for flap 2 sc in 1st, solid 1 sc in the next regular repeat around.
    – Inc 2 sc in 1st permanent fixed one in the following fixed repeat around.
    Work 9 rows all around.