Post Single Crochet (US) / Double Crochet (UK)

This post is a part of a bigger article, so check it out here: Post Stitches. Abbreviations: US terms: FPSC (front post single crochet) & BPSC (back post single...

Standing Stitch

Have you ever heard of standing stitch? It's a great technique for all of you, who like their projects nice and clean.    STANDING STITCH IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TURNING CHAIN   What is...

Crab stitch

Crab stitch The crab stitch got its name from the direction in which we crochet it. We do this in the opposite way of basic crochet, that is not...

Picot

Picot This is usually marked by a symbol with three ellipses (symbolizing a chain stitch) arranged in a inverted three-sided shape with a dot at the bottom (symbolizing a...

Treble (US) / Double Treble (UK)

Treble (US) / Double Treble (UK) US terms: Treble or Triple Crochet (trc) UK terms: Double Treble (dtr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with two crossbars on the stem. How-to: We yarn...

Puff stitch

Puff stitch Also known as the bead stitch. This is usually marked by a symbol similar to a flower bulb in which the number of curves signifies the number loops...

Half double (US) / Half treble (UK)

Half Double Crochet / Half Treble Crochet US terms: Half Double Crochet (hdc) UK terms: Half Treble (htr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol. How-to: We yarn over the thread, insert the hook...

Double Crochet (US) / Treble Crochet (UK)

Double Crochet / Treble Crochet US terms: Double Crochet (dc) UK terms: Treble Crochet (tr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with one crossbar on the stem. How-to: We yarn over the thread...

Slip knot

Every piece of crochet begins with a slip knot. It serves to secure the yarn to the crochet hook in order to make the foundation chain. A well-made...

Ribbing

Ribbing is a very useful technique, especially if we like crocheting sweaters, tops or cardigans. It will come in handy in winter accessories, too! Beanies and socks are...

Multiple stitches

Multiple stitches This is usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with the number of crossbars on the stem corresponding to the number of times the thread is wound over. A...

Popcorn Stitch

Popcorn stitch The popcorn stitch forms a raised bubble made of double crochet stitches. It’s similar to bobble and puff stitches, but not the same.  This is usually marked by...

Double Treble (US) / Triple Treble (UK)

Double Treble / Triple Treble US terms: Double Treble (dtr) UK terms: Triple Treble (tr tr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with three crossbars on the stem. How-to: We yarn over the...

Post Stitches

Front post and back post stitches are useful for creating texture in crochet, so it's a must-learn for ambitious crocheters. This technique is easy to learn, but creates...

Magic loop

Magic loop Also known as a magic circle, magic ring (MR) or adjustable ring. This is usually marked by a large closed circle or a spiral. The magic loop...

Single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

Single Crochet / Double Crochet US terms: Single Crochet (sc) UK terms: Double Crochet (dc) Usually marked by a plus-shaped symbol + or the letter x. How-to: We insert the hook in the...

Chain stitch

Chain Stitch US terms: chain stitch (ch) UK terms: chain stitch (ch) This is marked by a small circle, ellipse or a dot. A foundation chain starts off most crochet projects and...

Turning chain

Turning chain The turning chain takes the place of the first stitch in a row. We make it in order to secure the right height of the row which...

Post Double Crochet (US) / Treble (UK)

This post is a part of a bigger article, so check it out here: Post Stitches. Below you can see abbreviations, which you will find in written crochet patterns: ...

Bobble stitch

Bobble stitch Otherwise known as a pompom stitch. Similar to the popcorn and puff stitch, but not the same. This is usually marked by a symbol which is similar to flower...

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