US Stitch guide

US Stitch guide

Patterns on this website use US standard abbreviations.

st(s)                                               stitch(es)
ch                                                  chain
sp(s)                                              space(s)
inc(s)                                              increase(s)
yo                                                   yarn over
FL                                                  front loop(s)
BL                                                  back loop(s)
sk                                                    skip stitch(es)
NJ needle join

slst (slip stitch)                         insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw yarn up and pull 2nd loop through the 1st loop on hook.
sc (single crochet)                    insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook.
sc inc (sc increase)                  crochet two single crochtet stitches in the same underlying stitch.
hdc (half double crochet)     yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through all three loops.
dc (double crochet)                yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitches, yarn over, draw up a loop, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* twice.
dc inc (dc increase)                crochet two double crochet stitches in the same underlying stitch
tr (treble crochet)                    yarn over twice, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* three times.