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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Slip Stitch

Slip Stitch US terms: slip stitch (sl. st.) UK terms: slip stitch (ss) Usually marked by a dot or a short dash. As it’s also called a closing stitch, there is frequent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Basic Crochet Stitches

Basic 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...

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...

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: ...

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