How to crochet: difference between US and UK crochet terms & crochet abbreviations

It's all in a Nutshell

Have you mastered the chain stitch I showed you in Lesson 1? Have you been experimenting a bit with holding your yarn and hook in a certain way? Then you are just about ready to start crocheting.

US and UK crochet terminology

But before we get to making stitches, there is something you should know about terminology. You see, in English crochet country, there are two sets of terms being used, US crochet terms and UK crochet terms (don’t ask me why, I have absolutally no idea….). It is important to be aware of this because you will not be the first person to think a pattern is written in US terms and then find out it’s in UK terms when you are half way through.

The main difference between the two systems is the starting point, the so-called single crochet stitch in US terms. The two systems are…

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