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Crochet Stitches

Once you have mastered the basic stitches, the world of crochet is your oyster. Start with the simple slip and chain stitches, then move on to double crochet, half trebles, trebles, double trebles and onward. Sometimes you’ll be working a whole project in the same stitch, whereas other makes might involve combining stitches to create a particular pattern or shape. Don’t forget that UK and US stitch abbreviations are different. The patterns on this website are written using UK abbreviations.

Basic crochet stitches

Master all the most commonly used stitches right here!

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Crochet Abbreviations Conversions

Use this handy table to convert UK crochet terms to US crochet terms, or vice versa.

UK Uk Flag Image
chain
ch
Ch Image
slip stitch
ss
Ss Image
double crochet
dc
Dc Image
half treble
htr
Htr Image
treble
tr
Tr Image
double treble
dtr
Dtr Image
triple treble
ttr
Ttr Image
USA USA Flag Image
chain
ch
Ch Image
slip stitch
ss
Ss Image
single crochet
sc
Dc Image
half treble
dc
Htr Image
double
dc
Tr Image
treble
tr
Dtr Image
double treble
dtr
Ttr Image
Is your abbreviation not listed above?

Don't forget that UK and US crochet stitch abbreviations differ. All of our patterns are written in UK terms. Follow the handy guide below to ensure you don't get in a muddle.

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Advanced crochet stitches

Get to grips with the trickier stitches using our easy guide.

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Free crochet patterns for you to try today!

We have a wide range of completely free how to crochet patterns that you'll love – get started on your next creative make today!

Free crochet patterns for you to try today!

We have a wide range of completely free how to crochet patterns that you'll love – get started on your next creative make today!

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