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Basic Crochet Stitches

Basic crochet stitches are the entry point for other patterns. Every pattern, even the most complex, is a combination of those listed below:

Names and abbreviations of crochet stitches

US terms UK terms
chain (ch) chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl.st.) slip stitch (ss)
single crochet (sc) double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc) half treble (htr)
double crochet (dc) treble (tr)
triple crochet (trc) double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr) triple treble (tr tr)
(multiple stitches) (multiple stitches)

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  1. I crochet long ago but have not in over 30 years . I bought a beginners book, hook and thread and started
    all over again. Please I need to start from the beginning as I am having trouble with being too tight and not able to turn to go back and the sides even.
    Help, perhaps I can learn from you.
    Thanks, Patsy

    1. Hi Patsy! I’m currently working on some tutorials for total beginners 🙂 Stay tuned! If you want to try something easy, take a look at my free patterns section at the top – Lake Sunset Shawl or Sleepy Bunny Lovey should be easy enough for you to try 🙂

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