How to tell whether a pattern uses UK or US crochet terms

Excellent question: Thought I would share this useful tip  from UK Crochet Patterns: (http://ukcrochetpatterns.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/how-to-tell-whether-a-pattern-uses-uk-or-us-crochet-terms/)

The quickest way is to look for SC – single crochet. UK patterns don’t use this term so if you see single crochets anywhere in the pattern, it’s in US terms. If you don’t see SC, look for HDC. In UK terms, this would be an htr. If you’re still not sure, just ask :>> The designer won’t mind!

 

UK Crochet Patterns

The quickest way is to look for SC – single crochet. UK patterns don’t use this term so if you see single crochets anywhere in the pattern, it’s in US terms. If you don’t see SC, look for HDC. In UK terms, this would be an htr. If you’re still not sure, just ask :>> The designer won’t mind!

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2 Responses to How to tell whether a pattern uses UK or US crochet terms

  1. Thank you for posting, it was very helpful.

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