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Once in awhile while reading vintage patterns you may come up with a stitch or term you don't understand or have never tried before. I am listing some abreviations and instructions that I hope will help you follow the patterns I've posted.

These are some of the abreviations that you will find in vintage crochet books. A few may be new to you.

Ch.....Chain                           K.....Knit

Sc .....Single Crochet             P.....Purl

Hdc....Half Double Crochet       O.....Thread or Yarn Over

H dc....Half Double Crochet      Yo.....Thread or Yarn Over

Dc..... Double Crochet             Tog.....Together

Tr.....Treble                              h tr....half treble crochet

h d tr....half double treble           Sh....shell

hdtr....half double treble.            x st....treble cross stitch                           

 Rnd.....Round                           o.m......open mesh

Dtr.....Double Treble                  Incl.....Inclusive

D tr.....Double Treble                 Inc......Increase

Tr tr....Triple Treble                    Dec....Decrease

Sl st.....Slip St                          s st.....Single Stitch (sc)                      

Bl.......Block                              s.m.....solid mesh

Sp.....Space                              ac....across

P.....Picot                                  pc popcorn stitch

Sts....Stitches                            dec....decrease

St(s)...Stitches                           inc....increase

indl....inclusive                            rf....repeat from

pc....popcorn st                          r....ring

pa....pineapple                            sec....section

prr.....previous rnd                        sk....skip

bgr....beginning of rnd                   pt....point

ltr....long treble                             

slp....small loop

bt....between

pcl....picot chain loop

chlp...chain loop

kcl...knot chain loop

scp....scallop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am still in the process of working on this page. Instructions for each stitch will be posted just as soon as I am able. Thanks for your patience.

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