Crochet Stitches

Diagram, Symbol and Abbreviation of Basic Crochet Stitches

Please take note dear readers, I noticed that the US and UK crochet terminology are different, but they still use the same terms to describe the different stitches. The crochet stitches that are compiled below are based on US crochet terms. 

Common Crochet Abbreviations

Chain Stitch (ch) 
The chain stitch is the basis for all crochet which is also called a foundation chain. 
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Slip Stitch (sl st)
The slip stitch is the flattest or smallest of all crochet stitches. You can use this stitch by slip-stitching the ends of a foundation chain to form a ring.
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Single Crochet (sc)
The single crochet is the most fundamental of all stitches
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Half Double Crochet (hdc) 
The half double crochet is kind of an oddball stitch and its height is between a single crochet and a double crochet.Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Double Crochet (dc) 
The double crochet is one of the most common crochet stitches and is about twice as tall as a single crochetCrochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Triple Crochet (tr)

The triple crochet is also called a treble crochet, creates longer openings between the stitches. 
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Increase (inc) sc or dc

You can increase stitches by adding a stitch at the beginning of the row. 
inc sc: 
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram
inc dc:
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Decrease (dec) sc or dc
You can decrease stitches, which is really just subtracting a stitch, in a row. 
dec sc:
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

dec dc:

Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Front Post (FP) dc
Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you. 
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Back Post (BP) dc

Back post stitches appear to recede on the side of the crocheted fabric that's facing you. 
Crochet abbreviations, symbols and diagram

Illustrations are credited to the very talented Susan Brittain and Karen Manthey from Crocheting For Dummies

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