Maybe you’ve tried reading a crochet pattern before and wondered what the heck all those letters meant, or maybe you’ve never tried reading one. Either way, here are what some of the basic crochet terms and abbreviations mean:  

bl or BLO back loop only
BP back post
BPdc back post double crochet
BPsc back post single crochet
BPtr back post treble crochet
ch chain
dc double crochet
dc2tog double crochet 2 together
dec decrease
fl or FLO front loop only
FP front post
FPdc front post double crochet
FPhdc front post half double crochet
FPsc front post single crochet
FPtr front post treble crochet
hdc half double crochet
hdc2tog half double crochet 2 together
inc increase
lp loop
mc main color
prev previous
rem remaining
rep repeat
rnd round
sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet 2 together
sk skip
sp space
st stitch
tbl through back loop
tch turning chain
tog together
tr treble crochet
tr2tog treble crochet 2 together
yo yarn over
yoh yarn over hook  

There you have 35+ basic crochet terms and abbreviations to help you read those patterns! If you need help with learning how to read a yarn label, I have you covered there as well!!

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