Crochet Abbreviations

Below is a list of common crochet abbreviations. If any are missing, do feel free to email me at and let me know. This will most likely never be an all-inclusive list but I am going to try and make it one.

Please also note that these are American abbreviations.

Abbreviation Description Link to Tutorial
beg begin or beginning
BL back loop
BP back post (usually followed with a stitch type) video
BPdc back post double crochet
BPhdc back post half double crochet
BPsc back post single crochet
BPtr back post treble crochet
ch chain
CA color A
CB color B
CC contrasting color
dc double crochet video
dc2tog double crochet 2 together (decrease)
dec decrease video
FL front loop
FP front post (usually followed with a stitch type) video
FPdc front post double crochet
FPhdc front post half double crochet
FPsc front post single crochet
FPtr front post treble crochet
hdc half double crochet video
inc increase video
MC main color
p picot
plarn plastic yarn video – how to make plarn
rep repeat
rnd round or rounds
rpt repeat
RS right side
sc single crochet video
sk skip
sl st slip stitch
sp space
st stitch or stitches
tog together
tr treble crochettriple crochet video
WS wrong side
yo yarn over
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