Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crochet Terminology and Abbreviations

Here is the list of standard abbreviations used for crochet terminology.

approx - approximately
beg - begin/beginning
bet - between
BL - back loop(s)
bo - bobble
BP - back post
BPdc - back post double crochet
BPsc - back post single crochet
CC - contrasting color
ch - chain
ch-  - refers to chain or space previuosly made, e.g., ch-1 space
ch lp - chain loop
ch-sp - chain space
CL - cluster(s)
cont - continue
dc - couble crochet
dc2tog - double crochet 2 stitches together
dec - decrease/decreases/decreasing
dtr - double triple
FL - front loop(s)
foll - follow/follows/following
FP - front post
FPdc - front post double crochet
FPsc - front post single crochet
g - gram(s)
hdc - half double crochet
inc - increase/increases/increasing
lp(s) - loop(s)
Lsc - long single crochet
m - meter(s)
MC - main color
mm - millimeter(s)
oz - ounce(s)
p - picot
patt - pattern
pc - popcorn
pm - place marker
prev - previous
rem - remain/remaining
rep - repeat(s)
rev sc - reverse single crochet
rnd(s) - round(s)
RS - right side(s)
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
sk - skip
Sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) - space(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
tbl - through back loop(s)
tch - turning chain
tfl - through front loop(s)
tog - together
tr - triple crochet
tr2tog - triple crochet 2 stitches together
WS - wrong side(s)
yd - yard(s)
yo - yarn over

[ ] - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
( ) - work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed
* - Repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
** - Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

I will be updating this page often.  to add diagrams, figures, images and video links, so beginners can accurately understand them.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crochet Patterns ebook

I just recently published a new ebook for "Nook Simple Touch" Crochet Pattern.  Now I just have to figure out how to submit the ebook to Barnes and Nobles.  If you're interested in my new ebook, it is now available at


Check it out, it gives you a little preview of what to expect.  I included step by step instructions, what tools and materials to use, plenty of easy to follow images. and most of all you can view it on your Nook Color or Nook Tablet.

As you can see from my store, I have sold many Nook and Kindle crochet pouch.  and in this ebook, I share all of my shortcuts and techniques that I've figured and learned as making hundreds of crochet bags.

I will be posting a video on how this PDF ebook file looks on Nook Tablet.

If you purchased my ebook, please let me know your thoughts and creative criticism is appreciated.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Crochet Mug Warmers

I've been attempting over and over and finally I've created a pattern perfect for a mug warmer.  Check 'em out.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yarn shopping at Walmart

The Yarn department at
So the prices has gone up again.  Three months ago when I began crocheting again, I bought Yarn at Walmart for $2.49 each, the RedHeart, the cheapest one I could afford to help satisfy my craving to crochet.  So, I thought that price was affordable somewhat.  And now the same yarn, the same color, the same length, but cost more.  The RedHeart Yarn is now $2.77 each. 

Luckily, I see some that's on sale for $2.00.  But some of the yarn are not the same length, they are 100 yard less or more. and usually not my typical choice of colors.  But the price was right so I grab just a few, of what I could afford. 

I'm going to post pictures of what I made with the yarn I purchased on sale.  They actually came out pretty cool.  Because I bought some that are multi colors.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FREE Crochet Pattern - Single Crochet

Here's is a simple, easy to follow, easy to create crochet pattern.  Introducing the single crochet video tutorial.  Have fun and enjoy another FREE Crochet Pattern by Haniyyah.

Endless things you can create with single crochet.  Because with single crochet, you can form, squares, triangles, circles and other shapes. 

Nook or Kindle cover sleeve
using single crochet pattern. 
Follow the pattern below to create your very own.

For a well fitted Crochet Sleeve for your ereader like Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire...

Start with 50 chains
connect each end to form a circle.
Second row is single crochet.
Repeat rows of single crochet 'till you reach 7.5 or 8 inch height.

to form the latch for the button.
the last row of single crochet, should be as follows.
12 single crochet, 20 chains, then continue to single crochet on the next chain.  this will form your latch to go around a button to secure your device inside.
Close the bottom of the sleeve by sewing using the same yarn with crochet needle. 
last thing to do is to attached your button by sewing it on.

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