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Crochet Master Abbreviations

A list of master abbreviations commonly used in crochet.

BL – back loop(s)

BP – back post

BPdc – back post double crochet

BPsc – back post single crochet

BPtr – back post treble crochet

CC1 – contrast color 1

CC2 – contrast color 2

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

dec – decrease/decreases/decreasing

dtr – double treble

FL – front loops

FP – front post

FPdc – front post double crochet

FPsc – front post single crochet

FPtr – front post treble crochet

Fsc – foundation single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

inc – increase/increases/increasing

Lp – loop

MC – main color

rd(s) – round

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sc dec – single crochet decrease

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp – space

st – stitch

tbl – through back loop

tch or t-ch – turning chain

tr – treble crochet

trtr – triple treble crochet

tr2tog – treble crochet 2 together

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

[ ] or ( ) – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

*– repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

* * – repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

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