This is some of the more common abbreviations that you come across in crochet patterns.

A: alt = alternate approx = approximately M: MC = main color M = meters MM = millimeters B: BEG = begin(ning) BET = between BL/bk lp = back loop BLO = back loop only BO = bobble BP = back post BPDC = back post double crochet C: CA = color A CB = color B CC = contrasting color CH = chain CH- = refers to chain previously made/worked CH_SP = chain space CL =cluster CM = centimeter CONT = continue BPSC = back post single crochet BPTR = back post triple crochet D: DC = double crochet DC2TOG = double crochet 2 stitches together DEC = decrease DTR/DTRC = double triple/treble crochet R: REM = remain REP = repeat REV SC/reverse sc = reverse single crochet O: OZ = ounce P: PAT = pattern PC = popcorn P = picot PM = place marker PREV = previous S: SC = single crochet RND = round E: EA = each RS = right side F: FLO = front loop only FP = front post FPDC = front post double crochet FPSC = front post single crochet(s) FPTR/FPTRC = front post triple/treble crochet FL - front loop FLO = front loop only sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together SK = skip SL ST = slip stitch SP = space ST = stitch T: TBL=through back loop TCH = turning chain TOG = together

G: G = gram GRP = groups GS = Galaxy Stitch H: HDC = half double crochet HK = hook I: INC = increase L: LP's = loop LP ST = loop stitch

TC/TRC = triple crochet W: WS = wrong side X: X-st = crossstitch Y: YD = yard YO = yarn over YOH = yarn over hook

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