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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.

Green template explaining US & UK Crochet terminology 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. 

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