9 Mar 2013

Crochet US/UK Stitch Terms, Turning Chains and Symbols Chart

How do you know you have the right number of turning chains when you get your crochet designs from random sources?

If you are learning crochet from books without the benefit of a personal instructor, you'll soon realize that different books seem to use different languages. The only universal crochet language is the crochet schematic diagram.

Sometimes you come across a beautiful design and you have no way of knowing on which side of the Atlantic the pattern was published. This could be a major obstacle especially if you are a beginner. It's good to know the different stitch terms used in books.

This chart lists the US and the UK terms for crochet stitches and the number of turning chains each of these stitches require.