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Definitions for advanced crochet stitches along with illustrations or symbol crochet counterparts!

Back Post Double Crochet Back Post Double Crochet / BP dc

Yarn over, insert hook from behind indicated dc post in pattern instructions to the front, around the post and to the back, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch. Forms a ridged effect on front of work.
Between Between / Bet.

Insert hook between next 2 stitches as indicated by pattern instructions, rather than in next stitch.
Berry Stitch Berry Stitch / BS

Insert hook in stitch specified by pattern instructions, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 1 loop on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through last 2 loops on hook to complete the stitch.
Bobble Bobble Stitch / Bobble st / Bobble

Bobble stitches are worked almost like a cluster except they are worked with a chain between the stitches to help define the bobble and usually with a row of sc between each bobble row.

Example - 5 dc bobble stitch:

Yo, insert hook in next st as specified by pattern instructions, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, (Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 4 times, yarn over, draw through last 6 loops on hook, ch 1, to complete the stitch.
Loop Stitch Boucle' Loop / Boucle' lp

Please see Loop Stitch
Roll Stitch Bullion Stitch / Bullion st

Please see Roll Stitch.
Circle Shell Stitch Circle Shell Stitch / Circle Shell

For top half of shell - 6 dc in back loop of next st.

For bottom half of shell - 6 dc in front loop of same st as top half of shell.

Example Stitch:

Row 1: Ch number indicated by pattern instructions, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (skip next 3 sts, make top half of shell in back loop of next next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st) across; turn.

Row 3: Working upside down in Row 2, (skip next 3 skipped sts, make bottom half of shell in front loop of same st as top half of shell, skip next 3 skipped sts, slip st around post of next sc) across, turn.
Dc Cluster Cluster / Cl

Depending on your pattern instructions, clusters can be made from as few or as many stitches as specified in pattern instructions, as well as from double crochet and triple crochet stitches.

(Yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, (4 loops on hook), yarn over draw through last 4 loops on hook to complete the stitch.

The difference between a cluster and a decrease is that a decrease is usually worked over a span of stitches to actually decrease the number of stitches in the round or row, while clusters are usually worked in one stitch or space. Clusters add dimension and texture to your piece.
Cluster on a Stem Cluster on a Stem / Cl stem

Yo 5 times, insert hook in center st of next 3-sc group, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 5 times, leaving last 2 loops on hook, counting from bottom of stitch just made, make 2 trc cluster in 3rd cross strand, yo, draw through 4 loops on hook, ch 5, 3 trc cluster in same place.
Shrimp Stitch Crab Stitch / Crab St

Please see Shrimp Stitch.
Cross Stitch Cross Stitch(es) / cross st / cr st

Cross stitches are usually worked in double crochet, but can be made from different types of stitches, such as triple crochet.

Example - Double crochet cross stitch:

Dc in stitch indicated by pattern instructions, (skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, working in back or front of last dc, dc in skipped stitch) repeat to end of row.

Cross stitches can be worked in front or back of previous stitch, by crossing in front of or in back of last stitch. If pattern instructions do not say front or back cross stitch, use the one most comfortable for you or which provides the desired effect you want.

Cross stitches produce a lacy texture to your piece.
Slant Stitch Diagonal Stitch / Diagonal st

Please see Slant Stitch
Double Stitch Double Stitch / dbl st

Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog; for a double stitch, insert hook in same st as last sc made, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in next unworked st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook; dbl st across with sc in same st as last dbl st.
Extended Single Crochet Extended Single Crochet / Esc

Insert hook in next stitch as indicated by pattern instructions, draw up a loop, yo, draw through one loop on hook, yo, draw through last 2 loops on hook to complete the stitch.
Fan Stitch Fan Stitch / Fan st.

Depending on your pattern instructions, Fan stitches can be made from as few or as many stitches as specified in pattern instructions, as well as from double crochet and triple crochet stitches.

Example - 7 dc fan st:

Yo, insert hook in stitch specified by pattern instructions, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, [yo, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice] 6 times to complete the stitch. Fan stitches may also be called shells.
Front Post Dc Front Post Double Crochet / Fpdc / FP dc

Yarn over, insert hook from the front of indicated dc post in pattern instructions to the back, around the post and back to the front, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch. Forms a ridged effect on back of work.
placeholder.gif - 0.86 K Knot Stitch / Knot St

Please see Solomon's Knot
Long Single Crochet Long Single Crochet / Long sc / Lsc

Insert hook in stitch indicated by patttern instructions, 2 rounds or rows below, draw up a long loop, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch.
Loop Stitch Loop Stitch / Loop st

Directions are given for two ways:
  • Forming loops over a strip:

  • First make a foundation row of single crochet, ch 1, and turn; * bracing strip behind the work with left hand (right hand for left handers), insert hook in next stitch, transfer strip to right hand (left hand) and take yarn, around strip front to back, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops; repeat from * across, sliding loops off and moving strip forward as it becomes filled.

  • Forming loops over fingers:

  • First make a foundation row of single crochet, ch 1 and turn; * insert hook in next stitch, swing 3rd and 4th fingers of left hand (right hand) forward under yarn, then back against the yarn so that a loop is formed over these fingers, draw a loop through the stitch, pulling it over top of 3rd finger, yo, draw through 2 loops, slip fingers out of the loop; repeat from * across.
placeholder.gif - 0.86 K Love Knot / Lk

Please see Solomon's Knot
Shell Stitch Open Shell Stitch / Open Shell / Shell / Sh

Please see Shell Stitch
Picot Picot / Picot

Picots are generally made of 3 chain stitches, but can be varied by as few or as many chain stitches as indicated by pattern instructions.

Example - Ch 3 picot stitch:

Ch 3, slip st or sc in 3rd chain from hook, or top of same stitch, or in top of next stitch as indicated by pattern instructions.
Popcorn Stitch Popcorn Stitch / Pc / Pop

Popcorn stitches can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as types of stitches used such as triple crochet stitches. Basic popcorn stitches are comprised of 5 dc stitches.

Example - 5 dc popcorn stitch:

Work 5 dc in next stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions, on last dc completed, pull up thread, drop loop, insert hook in top of first dc made in group and through dropped loop on last dc made, hook and pull dropped loop through first dc, ch 1, to complete the stitch.
Puff Stitch Puff Stitch / Puff st / Puff

Puff stitches can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as half doube crochet or double crochet stitches.

Example - 3 dc puff stitch:

Yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions, draw up a 1/2" loop or a loop equal to the height of your last stitch, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up 1 long loop) twice, yo, draw through first 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to complete the stitch.
placeholder.gif - 0.86 K Reverse Half Double Crochet / Reverse hdc / Rev hdc

Working from left to right (opposite for left handers), yo, insert hook in st indicated to right of the hook, draw up a loop, under and to the left of loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook to complete the stitch.

Also see instructions on how to work a Shrimp Stitch.
Shrimp Stitch Reverse Single Crochet / Reverse sc / Rev sc

Please see Shrimp Stitch
Roll Stitch Roll Stitch / Roll St

Yarn over 5 times, or as many times as indicated by pattern instructions, insert hook in next st, yo and draw loop through st and all loops on hook, ch 1, to complete the stitch.

This will produce a series of long coiled stitches, used in belts, edgings etc.
Shell Stitch Shell Stitch / Shell / Sh st / Sh

Shell stitches are usually worked with double crochets and can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as triple crochet stitches.

Example - Standard shell:

(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions to complete the shell.
Slant Stitch Slant Stitch / Slant st

A slant stitch is used in conjunction with a crochet grouping of stitches and can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as double crochet or triple crochet stitches.

Example - 5 dc slant st/with diagonal dc:

[Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 4 times, yo, working around double crochet grouping, insert hook in same stitch as first double crochet is worked, yo, draw up a loop even with loop on hook, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch.
Shrimp Stitch Shrimp Stitch / Shrimp st

Working from left to right (opposite for left handers), insert hook in stitch to the right of hook, pull up a loop, under and to the left of loop on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch.

This makes a nice edging for many projects.
Love Knot Love Knot Love Knot Solomon's Knot / Knot St

Draw up a 1/4" long loop on hook (or length specified in pattern instructions), yo, draw loop through, sc in back strand of long loop, to complete the stitch.
Split Single Crochet Split Single Crochet / Split sc

Single crochet between vertical bars of st in last round.
V stitch V-Stitch / V-st / V st

Yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions, pull up a loop, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, ch 2, yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space, pull up a loop, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, to complete the stitch.





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