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Amy Solovay

Crochet Jargon

By October 9, 2013

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When new crocheters drop by a crochet forum, they might get a little confused by some of the unfamiliar terms that get tossed around. It occurs to me that even an experienced crocheter who's new to the Internet might get confused by some of the jargon.

That's one of the main reasons I make a crochet glossary available. The glossary includes sections for crochet abbreviations, crochet terms, and acronyms.

Recent Additions:

A couple of examples of recent entries I added to the glossary:

These are terms I see used frequently both in crochet patterns and on the Internet, and if you don't already know what they mean, you now have an easy way to find out.

As of right now, my glossary is smaller than I'd like it to be; I plan to add to it in order to make it as helpful a resource as possible. If you can think of any unfamiliar crochet terms or other crochet jargon you'd like to see defined in the glossary, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments area below. I'll do my best to get new terms added as time permits. Thanks for your input!


March 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm
(1) Lois says:

What does it mean when a pattern says, “work even”? Exp: Continue in this patten until there are 22 st between 2 sc (or the diameter measures 10 inches). Work even for 4 rows.

Thank you.

February 24, 2013 at 12:47 am
(2) Amy Solovay - Crochet Guide says:

Lois, thanks for the comment. I hope you already got my email with your answer, but in case you didn’t, here it is:

Work even

February 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm
(3) ollie says:

What is MC

November 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm
(4) eryl says:

What does around mean in a crochet pattern?

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