Stuck somewhere without the key to the pattern you’re working on? Fear not, here are a few of the more commmon ones. If we missed anything, let us know and we’ll add it to the ever-growing collection below!

Crochet Abbreviations

ch-chain
dc-double crochet
dc2tog-double crochet 2 together
hdc-half double crochet
rev sc-reverse single crochet
sc-single crochet
sk-skip
sp-space
SR-stitch repeat
tch-turning chain
tr-treble crochet

Spinning Abbreviations

tpi-twists per inch
wpi-wraps per inch
ypp-yards per pound

Knittting Abbreviations

** -repeat all instructions between
beg-begin(ning)
BO-bind off
CC-contrast color
dec-decrease
dpn-double pointed needle(s)
inc-increase
k-knit
knlb-knit front and back of stitch
k2tog-knit 2 together
k3tog-knit 3 together
kwise-knitwise
M1-make 1 by picking up running thread between 2 stitches front and back, place on left needle and knit into front of loop
M1R-work same as M1
MR-main color
p-purl
pm-place marker
p2sso-pass 2 slipped stitches over
p2tog-purl 2 together
pwise-purlwise
rem-remain(ing)
rep-repeat
rnd(s)-round(s)
RS-right side
sl-slip
sl1,k2tog,psso-slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together
sl2,pl,p2sso-with yarn in front, slip 2 stitches purlwise through back loops (insert right needle into back of second and then first stitch on left needle and slip both stitches together to right needle), purl 1 and then pass the 2 slipped stitches over at the same time.
s2kp-slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over
ssk-(slip 1 knitwise) 2 times, place these 2 stitches onto left needle and knit together through back loops
ssp-(slip 1 knitwise) 2 times, place these 2 stitches onto left needle and purl 2 stitches together through the back loops
sssk-(slip 1 knitwisw) 3 times, place these 3 stitches onto left needle and knit together throughback loops
st(s)-stitch(es)
tbl-throughthe back loop
WS-wrong side
wyb-with yarn in back
wyf-with yarn in front
yo-yarnover

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