Crochet Essentials

Crochet Essentials

Depending on where you live in the world, different crochet terms are being used. I’ve compiled a small list of terms and abbreviations which I hope will be of use.

Terms:

US

UK

German

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Feste Masche

Half double crochet (hdc)

Half treble crochet (htr)

Halbes Stäbchen

Double crochet (dc)

Treble crochet (tc)

Einfaches Stäbchen

Treble crochet (tr)

Double treble crochet (dtr)

Zweifaches Stäbchen

Double treble crochet (dtr)

Triple treble crochet (ttr)

Dreifaches Stäbchen


Abbreviations:

English abbreviation

Explanation

German Explanation

bl

Insert hook under back loop only

Die Häkelnadel nur in das hintere Maschenglied stechen

ch(s)

chain / chain stitches

Luftmasche

cont

continue

fortsetzen

dec

decrease

abnehmen

fl

Insert hook under front loop only

Nur in das vordere Maschenglied stechen

inc

increase

erhöhen / zunehmen

lp(s)

loop(s)

Schlinge(n)

p / pc

picot

Pikot

pm

place marker

Reihen- / Maschenmarkierer

prev

previous

vorheriger

relief stitches

Reliefstäbchen

rep

repeat

wiederholen

rnd(s)

round(s)

Runde(n)

sk

skip

übergehen

sp(s)

space(s)

Zwischenraum

ss

slip stitch

Kettmasche

st(s)

stitch(es)

Masche(n)

t-ch(s)

turning chain(s)

tog

together

zusammen häkeln

yo

yarn over

Umschlag


If you find anything incorrect or have something to add, feel free to leave a comment about it!

Now, I’m curious: do you use UK or US terms when crocheting? Leave me a comment! I normally use US terminology.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Zipnewt