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Abbreviation
Description
alt
alternate
beg
beginning
Ch(s)
chain(s)
cont
continued
dc
double crochet
dtr
double treble
foll
following
htr
half treble
lp(s)
loop(s)
patt
pattern
rs
right side
rem
remaining
rep
repeat
sk
skip
sl st
slip stitch
sp(s)
space(s)
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble
ws
wrong side
yo
yarn over

UK Crochet Abbreviations






(UK) Current Metric Sizes
(UK) Old Imperial Sizes
USA Sizes
2mm
14
B/1
2.25mm
13
​-
2.5mm
12
C/2
3mm
11
​-
3.25mm
10
D/3
3.5mm
9
E/4
4mm
8
G/6
4.5mm
7
7
5mm
6
H/8
5.5mm
5
I/9
6mm
4
J/10
6.5mm
3
K/10v
7mm
2
​-
8mm
0
​-
9mm
0
​-
10mm
0
​-

UK /USA Crochet Hook Sizes

Below is a list of UK standard crochet abbreviations, used in my patterns.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page for crochet hook comparison charts.  The metric size hooks (written in red), are the type used in UK modern day patterns.

If you are using a vintage pattern you may find it quotes UK imperial size hooks, (written in grey).


I have also included USA equivalent sizes (written in blue).