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Crochet Conversion Chart

Updated May 3, 2023
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When I first started crochet, I didn’t realise that there was a difference in UK terms and US terms. I mean, it seems a little silly that there are different names for the same things, right?! I remember when I posted my first crochet tutorial on the granny square and I was flooded with messages saying that I was doing Double Crochet and not Treble Crochet as I was saying in the video. I have to admit, my heart sunk a little when I thought I had made a HUGE mistake. But, I hadn’t (thank goodness!) Turns out- the people commenting were from the US- so there was just a little confusion which is completely understandable.
This is why in my videos, I make a real effort to explain the difference in terms and include this throughout the tutorials. After all, I have a huge number of people watching from the US and I am of course based in the UK.
So below is a chart showing the differences in terms as a reference guide which you may find useful!
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  • Azra
    September 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Would you be able to a tutorial on how to mend a hole in a granny square.
    I’ve had a look at other videos and found them confusing
    I love your style of teaching
    Kind regards

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Azra

      I don’t have a tutorial on how to do this at the moment but it would be a case of very carefully pulling the yarn back until you have a long enough piece to thread through the loops of the loose stitches, before sewing in the end. You can avoid holes in granny squares by making sure all loose ends are sewn in nice and securely – make sure you always double back and weave the yarn in the opposite direction.

      Hope this helps

  • Leng
    October 1, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Hi..I’ve watched your shell stitch video..but how to ends it??
    Thank you

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Leng

      For the shell stitch pattern you just need to keep repeating rows 2 and 3 until the piece you are working on reaches the desired size, ending on row 3. If you wanted to then straighten the top, you would need to work stitches of different heights across; for example, by working a double crochet in the smaller spaces and a treble crochet in the bigger spaces.

      Hope this helps

  • Lianne
    May 28, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Hi I am currently working on the cluster stitch making a blanket for my niece and been watching your videos I was wondering how do you finish your blanket please. Your videos are a great help to me

    Thank you.

  • Cyndy
    August 9, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Thanks so very much for you lovely videos. I have learned a lot from your instruction. However, as I am a visual learner, could you also include written instructions/ pattern/ chart for the Coasters? There are times that I can’t crochet along with the videos. Thanks so much.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Cindy the written pattern can be found on my blog at 🙂

  • Sofia
    August 10, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Hello, I watched your video, How to crochet a fast and easy blanket, is that for a baby blanket or a regular blanket?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 10, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Sofia it’s a baby blanket 🙂

  • Laila Laemmel
    October 11, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Hi I was wondering if you have a pattern for the mandala looking granny square in the picture? I love it so much and would love to make it.

  • Sandra
    March 27, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Sorry for asking this but for other country’s (Netherland, Belgium, ..) are these the UK terms?
    I love to watch your video’s!!
    Thank you

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 1, 2021 at 8:07 am

      Hi Sandra

      US terms are by far the most commonly used so most other languages translate from these and not the UK terms. A good way to check is to see if a pattern contains the term ’single crochet’ as there is no such stitch using UK terms. Hope this helps

  • Jennifer Evans
    April 20, 2021 at 4:48 am

    Sorry Bella l can’t find that template that you have could you send to my email please.
    Thank you
    Jennifer Evans

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 20, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Hi Jennifer here is the link:- 🙂


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