US & UK Crochet Terms

US & UK Crochet Terms

US/Canadian and UK/Australian crocheters have slightly different vocabularies, although the principles of crochet remain the same.  Using the handy conversion charts below, US crochets can read any UK pattern, and vice versa!

When I’m crocheting with a UK pattern, I usually cross out all the UK terms and write the US terms over them (in pencil) before I even start working on a project.  I hate having to stop in the middle of a project to look up a term!

All of the Vintage Vixen Designs patterns are written using U.S. terminology, although they do often include metric measurements (no one wants to convert those!).

Crochet Term Conversion Chart

US/Canadian Term UK/Australian Term
Chain (ch) Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st) Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc) Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc) Half Treble (htr)
Double Crochet (dc) Treble (tr)
Half Treble Crochet (htrc) Half Double Treble (hdtr)
Treble Crochet (trc) Double Treble (dtr)
Yarn Over (yo) Yarn Over Hook (yoh)
Gauge Tension
Skip Miss
Cut Yarn Break Yarn
Crochet Hook Crochet Needle
Fasten Off Cast Off
Yarn Needle or Darning Needle Tapestry Needle


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