Knitting and Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Abbreviations Knitting Abbreviations
beg = beginning
bpdc = backpost double crochet
CC = contrasting colour
ch = chain
cl = cluster
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease
dtr = double treble crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase
lp(s) = loop(s)
MC = main colour
p = picot
rep = repeat
rnd = round
RS = Right Side facing you
sk = skip
st = stitch
ss or sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sp = space
tog = together
tr = treble
tr tr = triple treble
woh = wool over hook
WS = wrong side facing you
yoh = yarn over hook
beg = beginning
bet = between
CC = contrast colour
CO = cast on
dec = decrease
dpn = double pointed needles
eor = every other row
inc = increase
K2tog = knit 2 together
K = knit
MC = main colour
KB = knit through back of st (loop)
P = purl
PB = purl through back of st (loop)
psso = pass slipped st over
PW = purlwise (or as if to purl)
rem = remaining RS = right side S1K1 = slip 1, knit 1 sk = skip
sl = slip
sp = space
st = stitch
tbl = through back of loop (st)
tog = together
wl fwd = wool forward
wrn = wool round needle WS = wrong side
Yfwd = yarn forward
yo = yarn over
yon = yarn over needle
yrn = yarn round needle (usually implies bring it from behind needle to in front)

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