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SoapDawtahKnitsToo
05-09-2009, 02:16 AM
Whoa, this instruction threw me for a loop and not after I finished the first square did I catch it. The direction read ch 31, DC (US sc) in second chain from hook, DC in next 30 chains. Ok, I been crocheting since the 70s, mom-taught, and never ever seen any instruction with (US sc) in parenthesis. Well, after I finished the first square, I realized that I should have SCd instead of DCd and wondering why the author would add such a notation.

Has anyone come across such a thing and is DC and SC stitches the same in some regions?

gargoylelib
05-09-2009, 02:31 AM
Yep, in the UK a sc is known as a dc and I believe a dc is called trc. That is why it is always a good idea to check if the pattern is using British or American crochet terms. :)

SoapDawtahKnitsToo
05-09-2009, 02:40 AM
Yep, in the UK a sc is known as a dc and I believe a dc is called trc. That is why it is always a good idea to check if the pattern is using British or American crochet terms. :)

Thanks so much for that information!
After DC'n that first square I thought for sure something was going wrong.

mathwizard
05-10-2009, 09:50 AM
I always check to see if the pattern is a USA or UK pattern. I have friends in the UK and I have worked patterns from there and know their terms are not the same as ours and it goes for knitting also. Australian patterns are the same as the UK in terms of stitches.

OffJumpsJack
05-11-2009, 02:59 PM
Yes, some terms change meaning with location even though they are used in the same language. Sometimes we are people separated by a "common" language.

Here is a UK to US conversion chart.
http://www.kcgtrading.com/conversioncharts.html

Hook and needle sizes: (metric with US)
http://www.yarnstandards.com/hooks.html

Yarn weights:
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html
http://www.knitting-naturally.com/yarn-comparison-chart.html

SoapDawtahKnitsToo
06-04-2009, 12:38 AM
Thanks for all the helps! I have attached a picture of the progress.

blueygh2
06-05-2009, 05:07 AM
Good work. It can be confusing. Normally I read through the pattern to find out whether it's US or UK terms. Sometimes that doesn't work though.

jacquiw
06-24-2009, 01:09 AM
Lovely work!