Conversion Charts & Abbreviations

Conversion Chart for Yarns and Needles

 

Yarn Weight Equivalents

AUS UK US
4 Ply 4 Ply Sports Weight
8 Ply Double knitting Worsted
10 Ply Aran Fisherman or Medium Weight
14 Ply Chunky Bulky
Above 14 Ply Super Chunky Super Bulky

 

Knitting Needle Sizes

Metric (mm) US UK/Canadian
2.00 0 14
2.25 1 13
2.75 2 12
3.00  – 11
3.25 3 10
3.50 4
3.75 5 9
4.00 6 8
4.50 7 7
5.00 8 6
5.50 9 5
6.00 10 4
6.50 10.5 3
7.00  – 2
7.50  – 1
8.00 11 0
9.00 13 00
10.00 15 000
12.00 17  –
15.00 19  –
20.00 35  –
25.00 50  –

 

Crochet Hooks

Metric (mm) USA UK
1.00mm 10 steel  –
1.25mm 8 steel
1.50mm 7 steel
1.75mm 5 steel
2.00mm B-1 14
2.25mm B-1 13
2.75mm C-2 12
3.25mm D-3 10
3.50mm E-4 9
3.75mm F-5 9
4.00mm G-6 8
4.50mm 7 7
5.00mm H-8 6
5.50mm I-9 5
6.00mm J-10 4
6.50mm 10.25 3
7.00mm K-10.5 2
8.00mm 0
9.00mm 00
10.00mm 000

 

British (UK) and American (USA) Crochet Terms

 

British American
slip stitch (sl st) slip stictch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc) Single Crochet (sc)
Half Treble (h tr) Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Treble (tr) Double Crochet (dtr)
Double Treble (tr) Treble (tr)
Triple Treble (tr tr) Double Treble (dtr)
Quadruple Treble

(q or quad tr)

Triple Treble (tr tr)
Quintuple Treble (qt or quint tr) Quadruple Treble

(q or quad tr)

Sextuple Treble (s or sext tr) Quintuple Treble

(qt or quint tr)

Cast Off Fasten Off
Miss Skip
Tension Guage

 

Knitting and Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet  Knitting
beg = beginning beg = beginning
bpdc = backpost double crochet bet = between
cc = contrasting colour cc = contrast colour
ch = chain co = cast on
cl = cluster dec = decrease
dc = double crochet dpn = douple pointed needles
dec = decrease eor = every other row
dtr = double treble crochet inc = increase
fpdc = front post double crochet k2tog = knit 2 together
hdc = half double crochet k = knit
inc = increase mc – main colour
lp (s) loop (s) kb – knit through back of st (loop)
mc = main colour p = purl
p = picot pb = put through back of stitch (loop)
rep = repeat psso = pass slipped stitch over
rnd = round pw = purl wise (or as if to purl)
rs = right side facing you rem = remaining
sk = skip sk = skip
st = stitch sl = slip
ss or sl st = slip stitch sp = space
sc = single crochet st = stitch
sp = space tbl = through back of loop (st)
tog = together tog = together
tr = treble wl.fwd = wool forward
tr tr = triple treble wrn = wool round needle
woh = wool over hook y fwd = yarn forward
ws = wrong side facing you yo = yarn over
yoh = yarn over hook yon = yarn over needle
yrn = yarn round needle