Crochet pattern abbreviations

Here is a handy list of all the crochet pattern abbreviations used on Thoresby Cottage. Please note that all crochet pattern abbreviations on this website use US terminology. A conversion chart for crochet pattern abbreviations between US and UK terms can be found further down.

*…*: repeat stitch pattern as indicated
(…): number of stitches in the round
bl: back loop
blo or BLO: back loop only
bp or BP: back post st (e.g. back post double crochet is bpdc. BPdc stitch tutorial)
CC: contrast color
ch: chain
ch-sp: chain space
cm: centimeter
dc: double crochet (US terminology)
fl or FLO: front loop (only)
frog: to undo/pull out your crochet stitches (rip-it, rip-it…)
fp or FP: front post st (e.g. front post double crochet is fpdc. FPdc stitch tutorial)
hdc: half double crochet
g: grams (yarn weight)
MC: main color
mm: millimeter
mr: magic ring
R: row
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side / front of work
sc: single crochet (US terminology)
sc2tog:  single crochet 2 together (decrease)
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
sp: space
st(s): stitch(es)
tr: treble crochet (US terminology)
WIP: work in progress
WS: wrong side / back of work

crochet pattern abbreviations - UK to US crochet terms
Yarn weight conversion chart

Useful tutorials & tips

How to wet block crochet

How to change color in crochet

How to crochet the magic ring / adjustable loop

How to crochet front post double crochet (FPdc) and back post double crochet (BPdc)

Tips for crocheting amigurumi

Tips for crocheting with t-shirt yarn

How to measure wraps per inch (wpi)

Got any questions? Please contact me!