YARN WEIGHT, HOOK SIZE CONVERSION AND CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS

YARN WEIGHT CONVERSION*

AUSTRALIA USA UK
2 ply Laceweight 1 ply
3 ply Fingering 2 ply
3 ply Sock 3 ply
5 ply Sport 4 ply
8 ply DK/Light Worsted DK
10 ply Worsted Aran
12 ply Bulky Chunky
14 ply Super Bulky Super Chunky

*Approximate conversion

 

CROCHET HOOK CONVERSION

AUSTRALIA USA UK
2.75 mm C/2 12
3 mm C/2 11
3.25 mm D/3 10
3.5 mm E/4
3.75 mm F/5 9
4 mm G/6 8
4.5 mm 7 7
5 mm H/8 6
5.5 mm I/9 5
6 mm J/10 4
6.5 mm K/10.5 3
7 mm 10.75 2
7.5 mm 1
8 mm L/11 0
9 mm M/13 00
10 mm N/15 000
12 mm O/17

 

 CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS

UK US
chain stitch ch chain stitch ch
slip stitch ss or sl st slip stitch ss   or sl st
double crochet dc single crochet sc
half treble crochet htr half double crochet hdc
treble crochet tr double crochet dc
double treble crochet dtr treble crochet tr
triple treble crochet ttr double treble crochet dtr

 

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

beg begin or beginning
BL or BLO back loop or back loop only
BP back post
dec decrease
FL or FLO front loop or front loop only
FP front post
inc increase
inv dec invisible decrease
rep repeat
rnd round
sk skip
sp space
st or sts stitch or stitches
WIP work in progress

 

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