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« on: September 19, 2005 10:22:12 AM »

I get the impression that crochet terms are different for Brits and Americans, is this true?? If so, is there a list anywhere of what each country calls the various terms??

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I've done several searches and can't seem to find any info!

Thank you! xx
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005 10:29:53 AM »

Yeah, it's true.  I think Americans are the only ones that use one set, and the rest of the world, or Europe (and Australia?) at least, use the other.  Basically, what we call a slip stitch, they call a single crochet.  So then, our single crochet is their double crochet, etc. 

This little chart here shows how stitches correspond between European and American, to some extent.  There are also some difference, appearantly, in how turning chains are worked, and possibly some others I don't know about.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005 11:42:20 AM »

Thank you Lothruin!

I ive in the UK and tried to do an american hat pattern with very odd results! I'll have another go now! x
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005 05:52:00 AM »

LinkyKnit, that is the funniest avatar!
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2005 06:37:27 PM »

I can't see the chart that Lothruin posted, so here is some info from one of my crochet books in case anyone else wants to know.

English crochet terms are one step 'ahead' of American terms.

English -> American
single crochet or slip stitch (ss) -> slip stitch (sl st)
double crochet (dc) -> single crochet (sc)
treble crochet (tr) -> double crochet (dc)
half treble (htr) -> half double crochet
double treble (dtr) -> treble crochet (tr)
triple treble (tr tr) -> double treble (dtr)
quadruple treble -> triple treble (tr tr)
treble round treble -> double round double
treble between -> double between
treble -> double
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005 07:32:59 PM »

Hmm.  Maybe I didn't actually post it.  Well, here's another, though it just says the same thing as Jan_on_ice posted.   Undecided

http://www.bellaonline.org/articles/art347.asp
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