It’s important for you to know that there are 2 different English ways to name crochet stitches.
It’s confusing because they’re very similar and if you don’t know any better, your FO (finished object) could come out looking NOTHING like you intended.
Most designers will tell you if they’re using either US or UK terms in the pattern. Here’s an easy chart so you can know what the stitches are.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Crochet 101 PDF!
What is a U.S. treble in the UK, and which countries/regions use U.S. terms and which UK?
Great questions, Charlotte!
A US Treble is a UK Double Treble.
As for which countries use which terminology, I’ve found that there’s no fast rule for it. Many modern patterns will tell you if they’re using US or UK terms. If they don’t, there are a few things you can do to figure it out:
– Single Crochet – this is a US-only term and there’s no UK equivalent for using the term “single crochet”
– If it says “Gauge” it’s probably using US terms, if it says “Tension” it’s probably using UK terms
– Look at their stitch definitions so you’ll be able to understand (for example) what they’re telling you to do when they say “Double Crochet”