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chain stitch (ch)

see how

yarn over, draw up a loop
decrease (dec) see how draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook, if done with a stitch other than sc - do all initial yarn overs as with a regular stitch, then work decrease
double crochet (dc) see how yarn over, insert hook in next (or indicated) stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining loops
double decrease (db dec) see how draw up a loop in each of next 3 st, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops, if done with a stitch other than sc - do all initial yarn overs as with a regular stitch, then work decrease
half double crochet (hdc) see how yarn over, insert hook into next (or indicated) stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook
increase (inc) see how usually 2 stitches in next (or indicated) stitch (will generally be explained if it is different)
repeat (rep)   repeat last (or indicated) instruction
round (Rnd)   simply that, some patterns and types of crochet require that you crochet around rather than across
single crochet (sc) see how insert hook into next (or indicated) stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook
skip (sk)   skip over whatever is indicated, do not work in indicated stitches
slip stitch (sl st) see how insert hook into next (or indicated) stitch, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook
space(s) ( st(s) )   simply a space created by something in the pattern, ex. chain stitches may be used to create a space
stitch(es) ( st(s) )   any stitch(es) used in crochet
treble crochet (trc, tc, tr),
also called triple crochet
see how yarn over twice, insert hook into next (or indicated) stitch, draw up a loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 3 times
yarn over (yo) see how put the yarn over or around the hook, some patterns or techniques may specify whether to go over or around
   

 

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