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How to Read Knit and Crochet

Patterns From Other Countries

The knit and crochet patterns written in the United States use terminology that is used in the United States, but some countries use other terminology. Here are terms which may have different equivalents in other parts of the world:

United States                                              International

Bind off                                                     cast off

Double crochet (dc)                                  treble crochet (tr)

Gauge                                                        tension

Half double crochet (hdc)                         half treble crochet (htr)

Single crochet (sc)                                    double crochet (dc)

Skip                                                           miss

Slip stitch                                                  single crochet (sc)

Triple crochet (tr)                                      double treble crochet (dtr)

Yarn over (yo)                                           yarn forward (yfwd)

Yarn around needle (yrn)                          yarn over hook (yoh)