Wednesday, 18 January 2012
How to crochet- Common abbreviations
There are two common types of crochet patterns. One of them uses symbols in a diagram to show the construction (see the diagram in above pic). Most Japanese craft books use this type of pattern for their projects. Once you work out what each symbol means, it's pretty easy to read. If you are a beginner in crochet however, this type of pattern can be quite hard to understand.
The second type of crochet pattern uses abbreviations as instructions, which is much more beginner friendly. Here is a chart of the common abbreviations:
BPsc back post single crochet
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip st
tr triple crochet
These abbreviations are commonly used in most crochet books. I will be showing some of the basic techniques and these abbreviations will be used in my later crochet projects.