Here is a handy list of all the crochet pattern abbreviations used on Thoresby Cottage.

*…*: repeat stitch pattern as indicated

(…): number of stitches in the round

bl: back loop

blo: back loop only

bp: back post st (e.g. back post double crochet is bpdc)

CC: contrast color

ch: chain

ch sp: chain space

cm: centimeter

dc: double crochet (US terminology)

fl: front loop

frog: to undo/pull out your crochet stitches (rip-it, rip-it…)

fp: front post st (e.g. front post double crochet is fpdc)

hdc: half double crochet

g: grams (yarn weight)

MC: main color

mm: millimeter

mr: magic ring

R: row

rep: repeat

rnd(s): round(s)

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

USEFUL TUTORIALS/TIPS

How to change color in crochet

How to crochet the magic ring / adjustable loop

Tips for crocheting amigurumi

Tips for crocheting with t-shirt yarn

Got any questions? Please contact me!