US vs. UK Crochet Terms

Ok ladies and gents… as you may already be aware my ‘How to Crochet’ videos are in full swing. So far I’ve uploaded four lessons where you’ll learn the Slip Knot, Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and the Double Crochet.

Now! If you’ve been watching you may have heard me refer to the Single Crochet as the Double Crochet and the Double Crochet as the Treble Crochet.. I know, confusing huh! Well I’m here to explain it all and hopefully relieve some of this confusion.

Long story short there are TWO sets of crochet terms, U.S and U.K. If you are just beginning to learn crochet I recommend you start learning the U.S terms. Why? They just make more sense! However, if you have already started to learn crochet and have already begun using the U.K terms, please continue with these! I will translate the U.S terms to U.K terms throughout my videos. In saying that, if you have already started using the U.K terms and find them confusing, PLEASE feel free to switch over to the U.S terms. It’s never too late!

If your crochet skills are a little more advanced and you are able to read patterns, you may find they don’t always state which sets of terms are used. I’ll let you in on a little tip… If you’re ever reading a pattern and you see the term SC (Single Crochet), you know its a U.S pattern. The SC (Single Crochet) does not exist in U.K terms.

Below I have created a little table to help you all with the translations. Feel free to screenshot for easy reference later!


Happy crocheting!

Kate xx



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  1. Pingback: First Step to Reading a Crochet Pattern… ABBREVIATIONS! | Nanna Kate's Crochet

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