Crochet Terminology

What does it all mean? Do you need help translating UK – US terminology?

UK and US Terminology Translations with Abbreviations:

  • UK                                                   US
  • CH: Chain                                      CH: Chain
  • SS: Slip Stitch                                SS: Slip Stitch
  • DC: Double Crochet                     SC: Single Crochet
  • HTRC: Half Treble Crochet        HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • TRC: Treble Crochet                    DC: Double Crochet
  • DTRC: Double Treble Crochet   TRC: Treble Crochet
  • TTRC: Triple Crochet                   DTRC: Double Treble Crochet
  • YoH: Yarn over Hook                   YoH: Yarn over Hook

Abbreviations for Crocheting Stitches Together:

2tog – crochet two stitches together. This instruction will always be preceded by the type of stitch you need to use, e.g. dc2tog, tr2tog or dtr2tog (UK) or sc2tog, dc2tog, trc2tog (US)

Abbreviations for increases and decreases:

  • Inc: Increase
  • Dec: Decrease

Other terms that you might see: 

  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side
  • CL: Cluster
  • FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet
  • FPDTR: Front Post Double Treble Crochet
  • BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
  • BPDTR: Back Post Double Treble Crochet

Keep up with your crochet!

Cup of Crochet x


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