Welcome to our glossary of knitting and crochet terms, abbreviations and acronyms. Please click on any of the links below to find either a glossary definition or an encyclopedia-style profile. Many of these pages include pictures and instructions in addition to basic information about the term.

Bead Crochet

Bruges Crochet

Chain Stitch (Crochet)


Double Crochet

Double Treble Crochet

End Off (Crochet)

Fabric Crochet

Fasten Off (Crochet) — See “End Off,” linked above.

Filet Crochet

Finish Off (Crochet) — See “End Off,” linked above.

Granny Square

Half Double Crochet




Rag Ball

Single Crochet

Tie Off (Crochet) — See “End Off,” linked above.

Treble Crochet

Triple Treble Crochet

Tunisian Crochet

Woven Crochet

We hope this glossary has been helpful to you in better understanding the knitting and crochet terms you may encounter on our website, in pattern books and in patterns you use. We wish you all the best with your crochet and knitting.

This page was last updated on 11-18-2018.

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