I have been meaning to talk about this for a while. Being relatively new to crochet I get immensely confused between the UK and US terminology. Why they can’t both be the same I will never know. But they aren’t, so this is why I thought I would do our own cheat sheet to show the differences.
We have a mixture of kits and patterns in the shop using both UK & US terms. The wonderful Alison North uses American terminology a lot so I have had to get used to it!
The best thing to do if you’re a beginner, is read through the pattern all the way through before starting. It does normally tell you at the beginning if its using UK or US terminology. I prefer to follow UK terms, purely because I learnt that first. Alison will tell you that US terminology is much easier, so it is totally down to personal preference.
I hope this is of some help.