When looking at a pattern to create something using the needlecraft known as crochet, you are bound to run into a lot of crochet abbreviations. Abbreviations are meant to make patterns easy-to-follow by standardizing the methodology of crocheting, but sometimes they can be confusing.
Some catalogues, designs and patterns use their own abbreviation system to tell you how to complete a craft. You have to be careful to check and see if the pattern is using non-standard abbreviations. Usually a list of the right abbreviations can be found at the end of a pattern or at the back of a book. If you are looking for more information about abbreviations used in crochet patterns, be sure to check out a crocheting book that gives a more comprehensive list of crochet abbreviations and their meanings.
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