Knitting & Crochet Glossary

A little glossary of knitting and crochet abbreviations and a few handy conversion charts.

Knitting
alt           alternate                                                                        patt                        pattern
beg        beginning                                                                        patt reps               pattern repeats
CB           cable back                                                                      pfb                         purl into front and back CC           contrast colour                                                                                             of stitch
CF           cable forward                                                                PM                         place marker
CN          cable needle                                                                  p2tog                     purl 2 stitches together
cont       continue                                                                         psso                       pass the slipped stitch o dec         decrease                                                                                                        over
DPN       double pointed needle                                                pwise                     purl wise, as if to purl
g st         garter stitch (all rows done in knit stitch)                rem                        remaining
inc          increase                                                                          rep                         repeat
k              knit                                                                                 RH                          right hand
kfb         knit into the front and then back of a stitch            rnd                         rounds
kwise    knit wise, as if to knit                                                    RS                          right side
k2tog     knit 2 stitches together                                                sl                           slip
LH           left hand                                                                         sl st                       slip stitch
meas     measure                                                                          tbl                          through the back loop
M1         make one (increase one stitch)                                  WS                         wrong side
M1P       make one purlwise                                                       ybk                        yarn to the back
MB         make a bobble                                                               yfwd                     yarn to the front
MC         main colour                                                                    yo                          yarn over
p             purl                                                                                  yon                        yarn over needle

 

Crochet                (UK terms)

across   to the end of the row                                                    lp                           loop
bet         between                                                                          nc                          not closed
bl            through back loop only                                                sk                           skip
ch           chains                                                                              sp                           space
ch sp      chain space                                                                    st                            stitch
cl             cluster                                                                            t-ch                        turning chain
dc           double crochet                                                              tr                            treble
dc2tog   dc 2 together                                                                 yoh                        yarn over hook
dtr          double treble crochet                                                  yrh                         yarn round hook
fl             through front loop only                                               htr                         half treble crochet

 

Knitting Needle Conversion

A handy chart to convert UK, US and Metric needle sizes.
UKMetric in mmUS
1420
132.251
2.5
122.752
113
103.253
3.54
93.755
846
4.25
74.57
4.75
658
5.25
55.59
5.75
4610
36.510 1/2
27
17.5
0811
00913
0001015
1217
1519
2035
5050

Crochet Hook Conversions

A handy chart to help you convert hook sizes from UK, US and metric.
UKMetric in mmUS
142
132.25B/1
122.5
2.75C/2
113
103.25D/3
93.5E/4
3.75F/5
846
4.25G
74.57
65H/8
55.5I/9
46J/10
36.5K/10.5
27
08L
009M (N)
00010N (P)
11.5P
000013
0000015
15.75Q
19S

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