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Posted by admin on September 9, 2009

When looking at patterns it is important to note that there are some differences between American/ Canadian crochet terms and those used in the UK/ Europe/ Australia/New Zealand, and knowing which country a pattern originated in is therefore important.

The way that crochet is practiced is the same in all these countries, and generally English (Europe / Australia/ NZ) crochet terms are very similar. However there are significant differences between American crochet terms and measurements when compared to English terms and measurements.

These diferences are comparing American crochet (US/ Canada) to English (Europe/Australia/ New Zealand) crochet are respectively:

chain (ch) (same in US and UK)
single crochet (sc)(US)—————-double crochet (dc)(UK)
double crochet (dc)(US)—————treble crochet (tr)(UK)
half double crochet (hdc)(US)———-half treble crochet (htr) (UK)
triple crochet (tc)(US)—————–double treble crochet (dtr or dbl tr)(UK)
Slip stitch (sl st) (same in US and UK)

For measurement the Imperial Standard measurement is used in the United States and Metric is used in the rest of the world.

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