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ABBREVIATIONS

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CROCHET

BP: back post (working around the stitch)
BPtr: back post treble crochet
CB: centre back
CC: contrast colour
Cl: cluster
Cl4: cluster 3 – beginning with one st on hook, *yarn over, into st, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook, repeat from * two more times (7 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all stitches on hook
Cl4: cluster 4 – beginning with one st on hook, *yarn over, into st, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook, repeat from * three more times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all stitches on hook
ch: chain stitch
ch sp: chain space
cl: beginning with one stitch on hook, yarn over, into stitch, pull through, yarn over, into stitch, pull through (5 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all stitches on hook, ch1
cl2: cluster, ch1, cluster
dc: double crochet (British English), insert hook into stitch, wrap yarn around hook, bring yarn through stitch, wrap yarn round hook again then bring yarn through both stitches on hook
dc2 into next stitch: double crochet twice in to the same stitch from the previous round
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease by one stitch)
dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together (decrease by two stitches)
dtr: double treble crochet – yarn over twice, into stitch, yarn over and back through 1 loop (4loops on hook) *yarn over and back through 2 loops, repeat from * until 1 loop on hook
FP: front post (working around the stitch)
FPtr: front post treble crochet
htr: half treble crochet
MC: main colour
picot: (dc1, ch3, dc1) into 3rd ch of next ch5 from previous row
rnds: rounds
RS: right side of work
sl st: slip stitch
skip picot: picot do not crochet into picot from previous row, instead ‘skip’ over the picot and continue
sp: space
spike: a treble st worked into top of central cluster treble in row below
st / sts: stitch / stitches
Tdc: Tunisian double crochet
Tfs: Tunisian full stitch
Tsc: Tunisian simple crochet
tr : treble crochet
twtr: twin treble
WS: wrong side of work
yrh: yarn round hook

 

A breakdown of our standard form can be found HERE.