Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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So they stay free of clutter, crochet patterns feature a lot of abbreviations for common crochet terms. Here’s a sampling of typical crochet abbreviations you might find on a pattern:

  • approximately (approx)

  • begin(ning) (beg)

  • between (bet)

  • contrast color (CC)

  • centimeter(s) (cm)

  • decrease(s)(d)(ing) (dec)

  • follow or following (foll)

  • gram or grams (g)

  • inch or inches (in.)

  • increase(s)(d)(ing) (inc)

  • meter(s) (m)

  • main color (MC)

  • ounce(s) (oz.)

  • pattern (patt)

  • remaining (rem)

  • repeat (rep)

  • ribbing (rib)

  • right side (RS)

  • round(s) (rnd or rnds)

  • stitch(es) (st or sts)

  • turning ch (tch)

  • together (tog)

  • wrong side (WS)

  • yard (yd)

  • yarn over (the) hook (yo)

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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