Basic Crochet Stitches – UK & US Conversion Chart

I’ve been crocheting since primary school when I made my pencil case during DIY classes and I was very proud of it… now due to limited time I mostly crochet little things for the house and dolls’ clothes but made couple of ponchos and scarves as well.

Despite knowing how to crochet I’m not very good with English names of the stitches… so imagine my confusion when I realized that different books and websites call identical stitches by various names, just to find out that the very same stitches in UK and US are named differently (!)

crochet stitches UK USA conversions chart basic stitches explained

Above, quick crochet stitch conversion chart. Hopefully you will find it useful in understanding and using both UK and US crochet patterns.

Below, basic crochet stitches with both UK and US names, abbreviations, symbols, hight and turning stitches required.

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UK chain (ch) = US chain (ch)

is slip stitch single crochet UK single crochet US slip stitch

UK slip stitch / single crochet (ss / sl st / sc) = US slip stitch (ss / sl st)

is double crochet the same as single UK double crochet US single crochet

UK double crochet (dc) = US single crochet (sc)

uk double crochet equals us single crochet

UK double crochet (dc) = US single crochet (sc)

is half treble half double crochet UK and US crochet stitches conversion chart

UK half treble (htr) = US half double crochet (hdc)

difference between US and UK crochet stitches

UK half treble (htr) = US half double crochet (hdc)

what is treble crochet triple crochet US double crochet

UK treble / triple crochet (tr) = US double crochet (dc)

double treble crochet in UK triple crochet in US

UK double treble (dtr) = US treble / triple crochet (tr)

is UK triple treble the same as US double treble

UK triple treble (ttr) = US double treble (dtr)

uk us stitches with abbreviations

UK puff stitch (puff st) = US puff stitch (puff st)


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Your thoughts…

  1. Brilliant! Thank you. Have been struggling for two days.

  2. Glad it came Handy Zoe! :)

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