social

Understanding Crochet Patterns and Abbreviations

March 15, 2021

I am crocheting a snuggle bunny and the two instructions:
#5. -9. Sc one round (24)
#18. -21. Sc one round. (12)
I do not understand the -9 & -21 in the pattern.


Advertisement

Answers


Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 425 Answers
March 15, 20211 found this helpful
Best Answer

That means to do that same stitch for rows 5 thru 9 and the other is the same stitch for rows 18 thru 21.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

18 More Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

March 28, 2018

The instructions read: ch 19sc second st sc next 17 then it has (18sts) ch 1 turn sc in front loop next 17sts (18sts) ch 1 turn sc next 4 sts miss next 13 then it has (5 sts) ch 1 turn Dec 1sc in next 2 Drs (4sts). What does this mean? I am confused.


Answers


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
March 30, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

The parentheses are for different sizes. The first row you chain 19 stitches. Then you a single crochet in the second chain. You skip the first chain. Sc in every stitch. Thereafter. Thats the first row. Chain 1 and turn your work around. You single crochet in the front loop of every stitch in that row. Chain 1 and turn the work around again.

Advertisement

Single crochet in the next 4 or 5 stitches, depending on what size you are making. You then skip the next 13 stitches. Chain 1 and turn the work around again.

I am a bit confused as to the last part. You need to decrease 1 stitch. I am not sure what a drs abbreviation is. Maybe someone can help on the last part.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 969 Posts
April 2, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

The second part means you are going to decrease (DEC) one stitch by skipping one, and continuing on. Then it's 4 stitches and miss "skip" 13 and do 4 on the end. This might be for a floral pattern with such a long skip. That 4 then 13 then 4 gives you that 18 you began with.

Advertisement

I tried finding DRS in abbreviations but I was not able to. Here is what I would suggest. Scan or make a very clear photo of that pattern giving us a shot of above and below and post it. That might help.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

May 17, 2011

What does the crochet term "ss" mean? I have a pattern I am working on and the ss term is used with no explanation. My pattern did not provide a guide. It has something to do with the popcorn stitch, but that is all I know.

By Kate H.

Answers

May 17, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

SS, stands for slip stitch.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

August 24, 2017

What is the meaning of the Spanish crochet abbreviation "pd" and "cd"?
examples:

Vuelta 5: (1pd, 3pb)x7
Vuelta 6: (4pb, 1cd)x5


Answers


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
August 24, 20171 found this helpful

pd is treble crochet: punto alto doble
cd could either be: slip stitch or chain (cadeneta)

From the instructions, I think the cd means chain.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
August 25, 20171 found this helpful

A Spanish friend gave me the following information:

pd = treble crochet
cd = chain (usually)
pb = single crochet

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 969 Posts
September 3, 20170 found this helpful

You can also Google Spanish to English translation and get several sites.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

May 5, 2019

I have a Magic circle with 18 sts. The next instruction says: " * 2dc, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end (24 sts)". I am a beginner and don't understand how to do the above and end up with 24 sts.

Understanding Crochet Instructions - circle of crochet stitches
 

Read More Answers

November 4, 2018

I am crocheting an infant's Christmas elf hat and the instructions read:
Rd 2: Ch2 1 hdc. in same space as ch2.
(hdc. on next stitch, 2 hdc. in next st) x3, hdc in last stitch = 12

What does x3 after the parentheses mean?

Read More Answers

January 30, 2017

This is what my instructions say: ch 3 *skip next dc. Dcfp around post of next dc, then dcfp around post of skipped dc- Cr dcfp made. 1 dc in sp between last dc and the next dc (inc made). I understand everything up to 1 dc in sp between. Understanding Crochet Instructions - circular crochet projects

 

Confused!

Thank you.

Answers


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 255 Posts
January 30, 20170 found this helpful

dc is double crochet

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
January 31, 20170 found this helpful

You have made your increase in the work you did before the 1 dc in the space between. Since you have the increase, there will be a space for you to work that double crochet in.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

August 31, 2019

I have already done a single crochet across the row and now they what me to do this on the next row, ch1 turn.


Read More Answers

March 17, 2019

What does it mean to: sl st into first spc. Make beg. bobble, etc. I know it reads slip stitch into first (???). etc. How is this done? It is a child's purse, rated easy and I am a new crocheter.

Thank you for your help.

Read More Answers

January 18, 2017

My pattern says "work for 0 (1-0-1) round". I've made 20 of these hats and ignored that line. Now I'm super curious. What does that mean?


Answers


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
January 18, 20170 found this helpful

The 0 is what you do for the first round. The numbers within the parentheses are what you do for the second, third and fourth rounds, respectively.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
January 19, 20170 found this helpful

It shows the number of rounds you must do 0 rounds for the first size. The size you did must have been one of the sizes that required 0 rounds to be done that way if not your pattern would not have worked out. It is probably not a good idea to igore a part of the pattern it worked out this time buthe you may not be as lucky next time.

Advertisement

It would be a shame to put all that work into something and have it not work out because a part if the pattern was not done. Best of luck with your future projects.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

December 13, 2018

What does it mean when a crochet pattern has -10 (sc) (30)rd?


Read More Answers

August 12, 2016

How do you do a Cr Dcfp? I know what Dcfp means, but what does Cr mean?


Answers


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 969 Posts
August 15, 20163 found this helpful

It usually stands for Cross. So a CR DCFL would mean you skip a stitch and then go back into it. Here's a link to the tutorial!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OctEmV2tjRc

Reply Was this helpful? 3
August 18, 20161 found this helpful

Thank you so very much, I appreciate your prompt help!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

March 30, 2011

What does this mean: Ch1, sc in end of next row, *2sc in end of each next 2 rows?

By sumr from CA

Answers

March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Ch1, sc in end of next row, *2sc in end of each next 2 rows.
Are you binding off something that has been crochet? If so:
Chain 1 then single crochet in the end of the row, 2 single crochet in the end of the next 2 rows then repeat from the * until completed.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 205 Posts
March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Since you didn't mention knitting, I'm assuming you aren't knitting. These instructions are not uncommon in a crochet pattern. Here's the translation.

Advertisement

At the end of the next row you work, chain 1 then single crochet one stitch.
At the end of each of the next 2 rows, work 2 single crochet in the last stitch.

If you're still confused send me a message via ThrifyFun and I'll try to explain it better.

Have fun!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

November 5, 2018

I am crocheting a Christmas elf hat, the instruction read Rd 6: Ch2, 1 hdc in the same space as ch2, (hdc in next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next st) x3 hdc in last stitch =24

Continue in same pattern increasing the number of HDC by 3 in each successive row thru row 11 ending with 39 stitches. My question is the increase, is it an increase stitch, or just adding 3 extra stitches in the row?

Thank you for your help.

Read More Answers
Load More
In This Page
Categories
Crafts Crochet PatternsJune 24, 2016
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-08 19:35:02 in 7 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Understanding-Crochet-Patterns-and-Abbreviations-2.html