The first time that I was learning crochet abbreviations, my head was pounding and I almost gave up. Until all of a sudden it clicked.
I get it, the kids are screaming and you just heard a crash. (I’ve been there.) Or something huge just happened on your Netflix show. Or the timer is going off and dinner is about to burn. (Yeah, been there, done that.) The last thing you want is to deal with is crochet abbreviations. Am I right?
So take a deep breath, and let’s figure this out together.
I’m a super organized person, so I thought a place where we could both keep track of the crochet abbreviations I use would be useful. Also, I get it. I’ve been there too. Learning abbreviations is hard. It’s like learning a while new language, but with this guide (that I will be updating) it will become a lot easier! If you’re wondering how to make these stitches, I can totally teach you how to make the stitches as well, click here.
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Back on track, I love the fact that I have this chart for you, because sometimes it’s hard to find what an abbreviation is on the internet. Nowadays, crochet abbreviations and stitches vary from designer to designer. This is because it has been taken up by so many people now. As a beginner, I noticed this problem when I was learning to crochet several years ago, and wanted to make sure I solved this problem for my patterns. I hope you find this guide helpful, especially if you’re a beginner. (I know it can be hard learning a new skill.)
|DTR||Double Treble Crochet|
|HDC||Half Double Crochet|
|MESH ST||Mesh Stitch|
|PUFF ST||Puff Stitch|
|REV SC||Reverse Single Crochet|
|SL ST/SLST||Slip Stitch|
|TTR||Triple Treble Crochet|
|3rd LOOP ST||3rd Loop Stitch|
Woohoo! You’re awesome, you’ve learned some more crochet abbreviations! 😀 If you need American crochet terms converted to U.K. crochet terms, click here.
What is your biggest struggle with crochet? Go head, and let me know in the comments below.
And before I completely forget, I know sometimes you need some extra help with something. Well since I'm really busy, it can take me a day or 2 before I can get back to you. The thing is, I feel REALLY bad about that. So I created the Ultimate Knit and Crochet Facebook group. It's got some really awesome women that love to share their projects, help out and get inspired from your cool adventures. But if you'd rather wait, you can always DM me on Insta for a lil extra help. :) All good?
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