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Commonly used Knitting abbreviations
Abbreviation Description Abbreviation Description

[ ]

work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

pat(s)
or patt

pattern(s)

( )

work instructions within parentheses in the place directed

pm

place marker

* *

repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed

pop

popcorn

*

.repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed

p2tog

purl 2 stitches together

inch(es)

prev

previous

alt

alternate

psso

pass slipped stitch over

approx

approximately

pwise

purlwise

beg

begin/beginning

rem

remain/remaining

bet

between

rep

repeat(s)

BO

bind off

rev St st

reverse stockinette stitch

CA

color A

RH

right hand

CB

color B

rnd(s)

round(s)

CC

contrasting color

 RS

right side

cm

centimeter(s)

sk

skip

cn

cable needle

skp

slip, knit, pass stitch over --one stitch decreased

CO

cast on

sk2p

slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased

 cont

continue

sl

slip

 dec

decrease/decreases/decreasing

sl1k

slip 1 knitwise

 dpn

double pointed needle(s)

sl1p

slip 1 purlwise

 fl

front loop(s)

sl st

slip stitch(es)

 foll

follow/follows/following

ss

slip stitch (Canadian)

 g

gram

ssk

slip, slip, knit these 2 stiches
together—a decrease

 inc

increase/increases/increasing

sssk

slip, slip, slip, knit 3 stitches together

 k or K

knit

st(s)

stitch(es)

 k2tog

knit 2 stitches together

St st

stockinette stitch/stocking stitch

  kwise

knitwise

tbl

through back loop

LH

left hand

tog

together

 lp(s)

loop(s)

WS

wrong side

 m

meter(s)

wyib

with yarn in back

 M1

make one—an increase

wyif

with yarn in front

 M1 p-st

make one purl stitch

yd(s)

yard(s)

 MC

main color

yfwd

yarn forward

 mm

millimeter(s)

yo

yarn over

 oz

ounce(s)

yrn

yarn around needle

 p or P

purl

yon

yarn over needle

 

     
 Commonly used Crochet Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Description Abbreviation Description

 [ ]

work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

g

gram

 ( )

work instructions within parentheses
as many times as directed

hdc

half double crochet

 *

repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

inc

increase/increases/increasing

 * *

repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

lp(s)

loops

 

inch(es)

m

meter(s)

 alt

alternate

MC

main color

 approx

approximately

mm

millimeter(s)

 beg

begin/beginning

oz

ounce(s)

 bet

between

p

picot

 BL

back loop(s)

pat(s)
or patt

pattern(s)

 bo

bobble

pc

popcorn

 BP

back post

pm

place marker

 BPdc

back post double crochet

prev

previous

 BPsc

back post single crochet

rem

remain/remaining

 BPtr

back post treble crochet

rep

repeat(s)

 CA

color A

rnd(s)

round(s)

 CB

color B

RS

right side

 CC

contrasting color

sc

single crochet

 ch

chain stitch

sc2tog

single crochet 2 stitches together

 ch-

previous chain or space made

sk

skip

CL

cluster

Sl st

slip sitich

cm

centimeter(s)

sp(s)

space(s)

cont

continue

st(s)

stitch(es)

dc

double crochet

tch
or t-ch

turning chain

dc2tog

double crochet 2 stitches together

tbl

through back loop

dec

decrease/decreases/decreasing

tog

together

dtr

double treble

tr

treble crochet

FL

front loop(s)

trtr

triple treble crochet

foll

follow/follows/following

WS

wrong side

FP

front post

yd(s)

yard(s)

FPdc

front post double crochet

yo

yarn over

FPsc

front post single crochet

yoh

yarn over hook

FPtr

front post treble crochet