Patterns are more abundant and international than ever.
I love how generous the crochet community is in sharing their ideas. Ravelry alone has over 60,000 free crochet patterns. And without Youtube tutorials, I don’t think I would have ever been able to learn to crochet.
There is a catch though. Crochet patterns don’t all use the same regional terms. If you’re a crocheter you’re probably well aware that there are two sets of terms. To make things worse, both sets use the same words to mean different things.
|Converting regional crochet terms|
|UK terms||US terms|
|chain / ch||chain / ch|
|double crochet / dc||single crochet / sc|
|half treble / htr||half double / hdc|
|treble / tr||double / dc|
|double treble / dtr||treble / tr|
|triple treble / ttr||double treble / dtr|
Don’t we just love making things tricky for ourselves?
These are methods I use to tell if a crochet pattern uses US or UK terms.