Crochet Glossary

Stuck on crochet lingo? What’s a WIP? What does it mean to frog something? You’ve come to the right place! This crochet glossary is (eventually going to be) an all encompassing list of crochet terms, all on one post.

If there is a term you don’t understand that I  missed on the list, leave a comment below so I can add it!

A

APPROX – approximately

B

BEG – beginning

BLO – back loop only

BO – break off

BP – back post (usually used in conjunction with a stitch, for example BPDC means back post double crochet)

C

C2C – corner to corner

CH – chain

CC – coordinating color

CM – centimeter

D

DC – double crochet stitch

DEC – decrease

DTR – double triple crochet stitch

E

F

frog – to “rip” stitches out in order to correct a mistake (rip it rip it rip it rip it).

FLO – front loop only

FO – fasten off

FP – front post (usually used in conjunction with a stitch, for example FPHDC means front post half double crochet)

G

G – gram

graphgan – a blanket planned and crocheted so that each “pixel” or block of the graph corresponds to a stitch or c2c block in crochet.

H

HDC – half double crochet stitch

HOTH – hot off the hook

I

IN – inch

INC – increase

J

K

L

M

MC – main color

MM – millimeter

MR – magic ring (also sometimes abbreviated as MC for magic circle, always double check in your pattern)

N

NCR –  not crochet related

O

OZ – ounce

P

PREV – previous

Q

R

REM – remaining

REP – repeat

RND – round

RS – right side

S

SC – single crochet stitch

SK – skip

SL ST – slip stitch

SP – space

ST(S) – stitch(es)

T

TR – triple crochet stitch

U

V

W

WIP – work in progress

WS – wrong side

X

Y

YD – yard

YO – yarn over

Z

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2tog – two together (usually used in conjunction with a stitch, for example dc2tog means double crochet two stitches together)

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