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Abbreviations / Stitch Glossary

Knitting abbreviations

 

Crochet abbreviations

 
U.S. Knitters and Crocheters please note:
Canadian and American terminologies differ slightly. Equivalents are shown.
Canadian U.S.
yfwd yarn over (yo)
tension gauge
cast off bind off
       

knitting abbreviations

     
alt alternate(ing)   P purl
approx approximately   P2tog purl two stitches together
beg beginning   P3(4,n)tog Purl next 3(4, n) stitches together.
C4B Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle   P2togtbl purl 2 stitches together through back loops
C4F Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle   pat pattern
CL K2tog. Keep stitches on left-hand needle. P2tog into the same stiches. Slip off left-hand needle   psso pass slipped stitch over
cm centimeter(s)   rem remain(ing)
co cast on   rep repeat
cont continue(ity)   rnd(s) round(s)
dec decrease(ing)   RS right side
g gram(s)   Sl st Slip stitch
inc increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch   Sl1 Slip next stitch knitwise
K knit   Sl1K Slip next stitch knitwise
K1below knit into next stitch 1 row below   Sl1P Slip next stitch purlwise
K1tbl Knit next stitch through back of loop   ssk Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
K2tog Knit 2 stitches together   st st stockinette stitch
K2togtbl Knit 2 stitches together through back loops   st(s) stitch(es)
K3(4,n)tog Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together   tog together
M1 Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.   WS wrong side
M1P Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.   yb bring yarn into back of work
MB Make bobble: [(K1. yfwd) 3 times. K1] all in next st. Turn. P7. Turn. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. Turn. P2tog. P1. P2togtbl. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso - bobble made   yf bring yarn into front of work
mm millimeter(s)   yfwd yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)
oz ounce(s)   yo yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
    yon yarn over needle (same as yo - makes 1 extra stitch)
      yrn yarn round needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
       
       
       

crochet abbreviations

     
alt alternate(ing)   pat pattern
approx approximately   rem remain(ing)
beg beginning   rep repeat
ch chain   reverse sc reverse single crochet
cm centimeter(s)   rnd(s) round(s)
cont continue(ity)   RS right side
dc double crochet   sc single crochet
dcbp Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcbp made.    Sl st Slip stitch
Dcfp Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made.   sp(s) space(s)
dec decrease(ing)   st(s) stitch(es)
dtr double treble   tog together
Dtrfp

(Yoh) 3 times and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work 2 rows below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

  tr treble crochet
g

gram(s)

  WS wrong side
hdc half double crochet   Yoh yarn over the hook
inc increasing      
mm millimeter(s)
     
oz ounce(s)      
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