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Different symbols and abbreviations are used for crochet patterns. This contains most of those you will find.
 
Occasionally an author will use an abbreviation that isn't standard and this can be annoying and you'll need to try to figure out what they mean, but this list contains the standard crochet abbreviations. 

Abbreviations
 
American
 
beg..........begin or beginning
BL...........back loop or back loops
BPsc.......back post single crochet
ch............chain or chains
CL...........cluster
dc............double crochet
dec..........dc or decreasing
FL...........front loop
hdc.........half double crochet
lp...........loop
patt........pattern
prev.......previous
rem.......remain or remaining
rep........repeat
rnd........round
sc.........single crochet
sk.........skip
sl..........slip
sl st......slip stitch
sp.........space
st..........stitch
tog........together
YO........yarn over
 

Abbreviations
 
English
 
It is good to remember that the American single crochet is the English double crochet.
 
The English htr or half treble is the US hdc or half double crochet.
 
The American dc is the English tr.
 
The sl st (slip stitch) in American crochet is the English ss or single crochet.
 
Gauge means tension in English Crochet.
 
Yarn over or YO is the same as the English YOH or yarn over hook.
 
Skip in American is miss in English  abbreviations.
 
If the pattern is in a different format than what I am used to, I often just rewrite it in a notebook and use that when I crochet the item.
 
 
 

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