Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crochet Lingo

Do you frequent crochet groups on Facebook (FB) as much as I do? Let me tell you that when I first started seeing others’ projects and the many questions and comments that came up based on one picture had me going “HUH?”
Why, yes, the main reason is that crocheters share a unique language, just like any other expertise. Now that I have learned what most of them mean, I compiled a list to share here with you also available in PDF format so you can keep a copy handy with your patterns.

FOTH- Fresh off the hook 
LYS- Local yarn store
TIA- Thanks in advance
WIP- Work in progress
UFO- Unfinished object
FO- Finished object
BYB- Best yarn buddy
FROG – Take piece apart
TOAD- Tossed out abandoned in disgust

Another BIG topic over on FB groups has to do with the famous C2C. Do you know what that is?
C2C- Corner to corner

There are other abbreviations that are mostly used when reading a crochet pattern.
MC – Main Color
CC – Contrasting Color
YO – Yarn Over
BL – Back Loop
FL – Front Loop

The beauty of the Internet allows for sharing patterns across the globe in many languages, especially in Spanish, American & UK English.  Keep this table with you!!!! I’ve referred to it so many times when looking over websites or Instagram feeds in which different users give a basic idea of the stitches used in their pattern. 

American English
UK (British) English
Chain (ch)
Punto pasado
Slip stitch (sl st)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Punto bajo
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Media vareta o Punto Medio
Half double crochet (hdc)
Half Treble (htr)
Vareta o
Punto Alto
Double crochet (dc)
Treble (tr)
Doble vareta o Punto Alto Doble
Triple crochet (trc)
Double Treble (dtr)
Stitch (st)
Stitch (st)
Space (sp)
Space (sp)
Repetir de “ 
Repeat from “ 
Repeat from “ 
Fasten off (fo)
Fasten off (fo)
Skip (sk)
Skip or miss (sk)

Have you used any of the abbreviations above? Are there any others that should be added? Leave a comment below to edit the document! 

Happy Crocheting!

~ Fabi

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