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The Right Handed Technique

Please note that my patterns always use US terminology.

Listed below you will find the abbreviations used in my patterns as well as the long name. Where applicable, the abbreviation is linked to a video tutorial.

Terms are listed alphabetically by the abbreviation.

Abbreviations

Long Name

blo

back loop only

bpdc

back post double crochet

bphdc

back post half double crochet

bpsc

back post single crochet

bptc

back post tc

ch/chs

chain/chains

cr dc

cross double crochet

dc

double crochet

dc2tog

double crochet two together

dc3tog

double crochet three together – refer to * below

dec

decrease

fpdc

front post double crochet

fphdc

front post half double crochet

fpsc

front post single crochet

fptc

front post treble crochet

hdc

half double crochet

hdc2tog

half double crochet two together

hs

hidden stitch

p2dc-cl

perpendicular two double crochet cluster – refer to * below

pc

popcorn stitch

rpt

repeat

rs

right side

sc

single crochet

sk st

skip a stitch

sc2tog

single crochet two together

sl st

slip stitch

sp/sps

sp/spaces

st-dc

standing double crochet

st-dc3tog

standing double crochet three together

st-hdc

standing half double crochet

st-sc

standing single crochet

st-tc

standing treble crochet

st/sts

stitch/stitches

tc

treble crochet

tc2tog

treble crochet two together

v-st

v stitch

ws

wrong side

Other Techniques and Special Stitches

* dc3tog + p2dc-cl

Fasten off and secure ends

Half Double Crochet Join

Invisible Join

Magic Circle

Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch)

Single Crochet Join