This is a list of the crochet terms and abbreviations that I use in my patterns and on this blog. I follow American Crochet Terms.

Stitches

  • Chain – CH
  • Slip Stitch – SL ST
  • Single Crochet – SC
  • Half Double Crochet – HDC
  • Double Crochet – DC
  • Treble Crochet (aka Triple Crochet) – TC

Techniques

  • Increase in Stitches – INC (if necessary, the stitch will be indicted, for example HDC INC would be an increase using the Half Double Crochet Stitch)
  • Decrease in Stitches – DEC (if necessary, the stitch will be indicted, for example HDC DEC would be an Decrease using the Half Double Crochet Stitch)

Other Terms

  • (number) – This indicates the number of stitches in a row/round