Crochet abbreviations are a way to shorten a crochet stitch in patterns. Many designers, publishers, and companies will use abbreviations when referring to crochet stitches.
Read down below to learn some basic crochet abbreviations used in patterns that most beginners will want to get familiar with before beginning a project.
These abbreviations are the Standard US terms that I use in all the crochet patterns across the site.
Beginner Crochet Abbreviations
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- tr = triple crochet (treble crochet)
- yo = yarn over
We created a beginners article to help those that are interested in learning more about the world of crochet.
I hope you have fun and learn how to crochet with our beginner-friendly crochet stitch abbreviation list!