Knitting & Crocheting Glossary: P
p2tog: A knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for purl 2 stitches together.
pattern: The sequence of crochet or knit stitches that, when repeated, create a certain fabric; either written out with abbreviations or presented in a chart. Abbreviated as pat.
p-b; p1b: A knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for purl in the stitch below.
pick up: 1. To use knitting needles and yarn to pull up new loops along a knitted edge and knit a border on that edge. 2. To fix a dropped stitch.
picot: A little round-shaped crochet stitch that add a decorative touch to an edging or fill an empty space in a mesh design.
pin: 1 (noun) A small, thin piece of rustproof metal, often T-shaped. 2. (verb) To secure a knitted or crocheted fabric to the blocking board by using rustproof, non-plastic pins.
placket: A finished slit on a garment that has a fastener, such as on the collar of a shirt, to make it easy to put on and take off.
ply: The number of smaller strands twisted together to form the larger single strand of yarn.
polyamide: A type of synthetic compound, such as nylon.
polyester: A fabric made from synthetic material also used in making plastics.
pompom: An ornamental ball or tuft of yarn often attached to garments and curtains.
popcorn; pc; pop: A crochet stitch that forms a rounded, compact oval that stands out from the fabric.
post: A crochet stitch made by inserting your hook around the post of a stitch that's one or more rows below the current row; can be worked in the front or back of the post.
psso: A knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for pass slipped stitch over; used for decreasing.
puff; puff st: A crochet stitch that gently puffs up into an oval shape.
purl; p: A knitting stitch that you create by working a knit stitch backwards, going into the stitch from back to front.
purl stitch; Tunisian purl: A crochet stitch that looks like rows of rounded bumps, much like a knitting purl stitch.