*Do those terms and abbreviations have you stumped?*
PATTERN (pat - ern) A set of written instructions that may or may not result in creating the object in the picture.
GAUGE (geyj) An approximate measurement included in the pattern to help you decide if you are using the
YO (y-o) YO stands for Yarn Over, meaning you need to wrap your yarn over your hook. Of course, this
DTRTRC (d-t-r-t-r-c) This is crochet code for a double treble treble crochet which is a stitch where you YO 4
REVERSE SC (ree-vurs-s-c) This stitch is the lefty's revenge on all of us righties; for once we have to work
CATALOG (kat-l-awg) A dangerous device that hypnotizes crocheters. While in a catatonic state, it causes
YARN (yahrn) The only reason sheep farms can still exist! It’s also what crocheters buy when they have
HOOK (hook) A device that is permanently attached to a crocheter's hand. It must also be connected to her
DOILY (doi-lee) At first this innocent item looks just like a table protector but if someone actually tries to put a
CAT (kat) A non-mechanical device used for unraveling afghans, unwinding skeins of yarn and keeping the
DOG (dawg) Another non-mechanical device that is used for chasing down balls of thread and putting tooth
COMPUTER (kuhm-pyoo-ter) An electronic device that provides a wealth of crocheting information until you
HOUSEWORK (hous-wurk) A mythological rite that was performed by some women in the B.C. era (B.C. =
BABIES (bay-bees) A valid excuse to crochet something.
CHRISTMAS (kris-muhs) A valid excuse to crochet something.
BIRTHDAYS (burth-days) A valid excuse to crochet something.
TUESDAY (tooz-dey) A valid excuse to crochet something.
THREAD (thred) A string like fiber frequently used for lacy crochet work like doilies (see above). Working with
SWEATER (swet-er) Making one is proof that your gauge (see above) WAS way off!
BUDGET (buhj-it) If it doesn't include "crochet supplies," you'd better work it out again.
WIP (w-i-p) Work in Progress
UFO (u-f-o) Unfinished Object
HUSBAND (huhz-buhnd) The one who reminds you that your WIP's and UFO's (see above) are now taking
CRAFT FAIR (kraft fair) A place where everyone buys things at every booth except yours.
Crochet Chair by Marcel Wanders