Crochet Definitions

This post is a little unexciting, but I’m constantly looking for my little notebook where I’ve written down the difference between UK and US crochet. It’s got bright yellow hedgehogs on it so you think it would be easy, but alas no. I therefore thought it would be sensible to type up and put in an obvious place!

This is not an introduction to crochet, but is a reminder of what the different stitches are, if like me you just can’t remember and need a little prompt.

US UK
Chain (ch) Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc) Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet (dc) Treble (tr)
Half Double (hdc) Half Treble (htr)
Triple Crochet (trc) Double Treble (dtr)
Slip stitch (sl st) Slip stitch (sl st)

UK double crochet / US single crochet

  • Insert hook, wrap yarn over.
  • Pull yarn through (2 loops).
  • Wrap yarn round hook an pull through both stitches

UK treble / US double

  • Wrap yarn around hook and insert into chain.
  • Wrap yarn over hook, draw chain through loop and wrap yarn again
  • Draw through first 2 loops only and wrap yarn again.
  • Pull through last 2 loops again only.

UK half treble / US half double

  • Yarn over and insert hook through stitch
  • Yarn over and pull back through stitch
  • Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops

UK double treble / US triple

  • Yarn over twice.
  • Pull loop back through stitch (leaves 4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (leaving 3 on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (leaving 2 on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through last 2 stitches
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