Danish Crochet Terms and English Translations

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Have you found a crochet pattern you want to make but it includes Danish Crochet Terms? Browse the available English Translations for the more common Danish Crochet Terms below. This is part of our Crochet Translation Project.

Danish Crochet Terms and English Translations

Danish Crochet Terms and English Translations

Thank you to: Charlotte Bog Buus Christensen and the post by By Number 19 for their help with these translations.

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. TermsDanish Terms
back Loop (BL)Forreste eller
back loop only (blo)bagerste maskeled
back post (BP)
back post single crochet (BPsc)
back post half double crochet (BPhdc)
back post double crochet (BPdc)
back post triple (treble) crochet (BPtr)
before (bef)mellem (ml)
beginning (beg)begynd
between (bet)imellum
chain (ch)luftmaske (lm)
chain space (ch-sp)mellemrum eller bue / bue
cluster (CL)klynge
continue (cont)fortscette / Fortsaet
decrease (dec)indtagning (indt)
double crochet (dc)stangmaske (stm / stgm)
double triple (treble) crochet (dtr)tredobbelt stangmaske (3-dstgm / tredblt stm)
fasten off / bind off (fo / bo)luk af / bryd garnet
follow / follows / following (foll)Slut af / naeste
front loop (FL)forreste maskeled
front loop only (flo)forreste maskeled
front post (FP)
front post single crochet (FPsc)
front post half double crochet (FPhdc)
front post double crochet (FPdc)
front post triple (treble) crochet (FPtr)
half double crochet (hdc)halvstangmaske (hstm / hstgm)
increase (inc)udtagning / tag ud (udt)
insert hookIndsaet nal
join / join into ringsaet sammen
loop (lp)lae¸kke
magic ring (MR)magisk ring (mr)
pattern (pat / patt)mae¸nster / opskrift
picot (p)
place marker (pm)
remaining (rem)resterende
repeat (rep)gentag (gent)
repeat from * to **fra * til *
reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
right side (correct side) (RS)ret / forsiden (af arb)
right side (opposite of left)
round (rd)raekke, omgang, pind (omg)
row (R)raekke, omgang, pind (rk)
single crochet (sc)fastmaske (fm)
skip (sk)spring / spring over / spring en maske over
slip stitch (sl st)kaedemaske (km)
space (s) (sp (s))mellemrum
stitch (st)maske (m)
stitches (st(s) or sts)maske (m)
times (x)
together (tog)sammen (sm)
triple ( or treble ) crochet (tr)dobbelt stangmaske (dstgm / dblt stm / db-stgm)
turn the workvend
work / makearbejde (arb)
wrong side (WS)vrang
yarn over / yarn over hook (yo / yoh)Sla om (sl o)
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  1. Hi Freyja, I apologize but I am not sure what that term is. I tried to search online for it because it wasn’t a translation that was provided for the project but have had no luck. I’m wondering if it is a term used by that designer specifically (sometimes we use abbreviated or condensed terms that aren’t following what many would call a standard crochet term but usually they have an abbreviations section to explain what those would be in their patterns in that case). I’m sorry I couldn’t help more with this one. Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Hello, so I am looking for a translated term into english from the danish term vlm. The sentence i have is 1 lm + 1 vlm. But I can’t seem to find it in this otherwise neat translator.

  3. This is really useful! I’ve come across the phrase ‘hstgm-stolpen’ in some Danish patterns, used when making sleeves. Would you have any idea what the English translation would be?

  4. Hi Candace, It is normally recommended that you use a natural fiber like cotton for potholders due to flammability issues with acrylics. It depends on the pattern what weight yarn. We tend to use Medium Weight a lot in the North America but in the UK and Europe it is more often DK weight or lighter – they sometimes double it up and make a front and back for the potholder when they use the lighter weight yarns and threads. My husband’s grandmother who was from the Netherlands used threads and she did a base square and then the decorative square and stitched them together for all her potholders.

    I’ve updated the Danish post. I apologize for that. I’m not sure what happened to the image version it used to be clear but it must have been resized with the image plugin I use that decreases the data size of each file on the site. I also updated my fonts to make them somewhat bigger which threw the lines off in the list of terms. I reloaded it as a chart so it should all stay together ad the ads shouldn’t be able to squeeze their way in there between the terms anymore (fingers crossed!).

    Thank you for letting me know 🙂 and good luck with your Danish Patterns!

  5. Thanks. Very helpful.

    Question 1) what type & what weight of yarn should I use to make pot holders.

    Question 2)
    Your graphic image of the translated terms (chart) is too blurry to read much of it. I could only manage some. ( the online content does not line up the translation equivalents … at least not on my device for some reason) … so i was hoping you could post a chart that is less blurry.

    My Scandinavian grandmother died when I was 3 so i was unable to learn her patterns which either she knew in her head or her patterns are lost to time.

    I want to do some of these authentic Scandinavian crocheted potholders. But all seem to be in a Scandinavian language. My grandmother made these and did doilies and table scarves, cutwork lace, embroidery, and quilting. I want to do some pieces for my daughter.

  6. Thank you so much for this information!!! I have found it amazingly helpful!!!