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Crochet Terminology and Abbreviations

These are the basic crochet terms used in my amigurumi patterns.
In my English patterns I use the U.S. crochet abbreviations.

US/CANADA UK/AUS/NZ GERMAN/ DEUTCHFRENCH/ FRANÇAIS SPANISH/ ESPAÑOL
chain = ch chain = ch LM = Luftmasche

ml = maille en l’air cad = cadeneta
single crochet = sc double crochet = dcFM = feste Masche

ms = maille serrée pb = punto bajo
st = stitch st = stitch M = Masche m = maille

pto = punto
slip stitch = sl stslip stitch = sl st KM = Kettmasche mc = maille coulée

pr = punto raso
half double crochet = hdc half treble crochet = htrhStb = halbes Stäbchen db = demi-bride

mpa = medio punto alto
double crochet = dc treble crochet = trStb = Stäbchen b = bride

pa = punto alto
reverse single crochet (crab stitch) = rev sc reverse double crochet = rev dcKrebsstich ms inversée punto cangrejo

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12 comments

Soleil said...

Thank you for the helpful information!

Anonymous said...

hello, i just wanted to tell you that there's a little mistake at the UK/AUS/NZ row, wehre de reverse double crochet should be "rev dc" instead of "rev sc"
that's all. thank you for the info, btw!!!

sasy said...

hi ..
Iwant to know what is "sk" stand for
thank

Maud Sanders said...

i would like it in DUTCH ( holland)....😞

Maud Sanders said...

i would like it on Dutch! Holland!😔

Baby Doll said...

WHAT DOES "AU" MEAN.. IT'S ON A SPANISH PATTERN.. THANK YOU...

2.- 1 au, 2 pb, 3 au, 2 pb, 2 au (16)

Virginia Anne said...

AU in spanish will mean augment or increase.. I think

CuriousCrocheter said...

in a spanish pattern it says "aum", what does this mean in American English terms? Is it just au (augment, aka increase)?

Anonymous said...

I was looking at a Spanish pattern I got for eyes translated. Could please tell me what they mean when they say "1st row: ring of 6 mp
What is mp?. Thanks

Leonora Sketa said...

what does pma means,, Spanish to english
mpa---half double crochet
pa---double crochet
pma--??????

Anonymous said...

What does this mean 1 pb, 1 A ( 3 v ), 3 pb, 1 pb, 1 A ( 3 v ) 3pb.( 24 pb )

Kikyome said...

Does anyone know what 'bp' mean in a Spanish pattern? 'Pb' is a single crochet but this says 'bp'...