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Definitions

All the definitions for the stitch abbreviations that my husband doesn't understand!

Stitch Name (U.S.)
Abbreviation
Symbol
Description
chain stitch
ch
    
Start with a loop on the hook. Hook yarn and pull through. (One chain completed.)
slip stitch
sl st
    
Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over. Draw yarn through both the chain (or stitch) and the loop on the hook. (One slip stitch completed.)
single crochet
sc
    
Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through chain or stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops. (One single crochet stitch has been completed.)
half double crochet
hdc
           
Yarn over, insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over again and pull yarn through chain or stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. (One half double crochet stitch has been completed.)
double crochet
dc
           
Yarn over, insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over again and pull yarn through chain or stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops again. (One double crochet has been completed.)
triple crochet
tr
           
Yarn over twice, insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over again and pull yarn through chain or stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops again. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops for a third time. (One triple crochet has been completed.)


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