There are so many different crochet stitches and to make it more confusing the US have different names for them, so when using a stitch from a video or pattern, check if it is using UK or US terminology, here is a list of the basic stitches which will help you if you are a complete beginner…
|United Kingdom Stitches||United States Stitches|
|ss – slip stitch||ss – slip stitch|
|dc – double crochet||sc – single crochet|
|htr – half treble crochet||hdc – half double crochet|
|tr – treble crochet||dc – double crochet|
|dtr – double treble crochet||tr – treble crochet|
Basket Weave Stitch
Here is a lovely stitch called basket weave, I love the way it turned out using this coloured yarn and it is so easy to do, click the photo to follow along with the instructions…
When you are watching a video on different stitches, you will normally be told what stitch terminology is being used, whether it is UK or US.
In the crochet stitch library along the top menu bar, I will be adding swatch videos in each of the stitches so you can see how it’s done.