I am always getting confused between UK crochet terms and US crochet terms, which is why I have made this US and UK Crochet Terms Conversion Chart with most the most common terms. There is also a free download and printable PDF, no email sign-up is required at the end of this blog post. Download it, have it stored and ready for use.
Why the difference between the two is important?
The difference is important because your project won’t work out! If you have a UK pattern but are using US terms, Your version will look different from the pattern. It may look warped, or be a different size. This is the same if you have a US pattern and are using UK terms.
How to tell the difference between US and UK terms?
This can be a little bit tricky. Most crochet patterns or crochet resources will state if they are using US or UK terms, and if they are not you should be able to tell with a few crochet abbreviations. A very easy way to tell if a pattern has been written in US or UK terms is to check for sc, single crochet. If the pattern is stating the use of an sc, single crochet this means it is using US terms. UK crochet terms call a US single crochet (sc) double crochet (dc) even though the stitch is exactly the same. It can get fairly confusing.
Note* The symbols below might not be exact but similar to what you see in patterns.
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