Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word “crochet” is derived from the Old French crochet, meaning “hook”. Crochet is one of the most versatile and portable crafts, as it can be worked anywhere and with any type of yarn.
It is also relatively easy to learn, making it a popular choice for beginners.
How to Crochet-Terminology Explained-Chain Space (ch sp)
When it comes to crochet, there are a lot of abbreviations and terms that can be confusing for those who are just starting out. One of the most common questions I get is “what is SP in crochet?”
In short, SP stands for space.
This term is usually used in conjunction with other stitch abbreviations (such as DC or SC) to indicate that you should leave a certain amount of space between stitches. For example, if a pattern says “2SC in next 2SP,” that means you should put two single crochet stitches into the next two spaces. So why do we need to use this abbreviation?
Well, often times patterns will have multiple sections that are worked into the same space – such as increasing or decreasing stitches – and using the SP abbreviation helps keep things clear and easy to follow. I hope this quick explanation helped clear up any confusion! If you have any other questions about crochet abbreviations or terms, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.
What Does Ch-1 Sp Mean in Crocheting
Ch-1 Sp means “chain-one space” in crocheting. When you see this abbreviation in a crochet pattern, it means that you should make a chain of one stitch, then skip the next stitch before working the next stitch. This creates an open space or “hole” in your work.
This technique is often used to create lacy patterns or to separate groups of stitches. For example, you might use ch-1 sps to create a line of small holes down the center of a scarf. Or you might use them to make eyelets for lacing up a sweater or cardigan.
To work a ch-1 sp, simply make a normal crochet chain stitch (yarn over, pull through loop on hook), but don’t complete the stitch by pulling through the final loop on the hook. Instead, leave that loop on the hook and skip the next stitch before continuing with the pattern.
What Does Ch 2 Sp Mean in Crochet?
In crochet, the term “ch 2 sp” refers to a chain space. This is created by first making a chain of two stitches, then skipping over one stitch before working the next stitch into the next available space.
The resulting chain space will be one stitch wide and two stitches tall.
This can be useful for creating gaps or spaces in your work, as well as for increasing or decreasing the overall height of your piece. When working in rows, the ch 2 sp will typically create an invisible seam between each row. However, if you are working in rounds, you may want to take care to ensure that your ch 2 sps are evenly spaced so that they don’t create an unsightly hole in your work.
What Does S Stand for in Crochet?
S in crochet stands for single crochet. This is the most basic stitch in crochet and is often used to create a foundation row or to work in the round. To work a single crochet stitch, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.
What are the Abbreviations in Crochet?
There are a variety of abbreviations used in crochet patterns. These abbreviations can be confusing for beginner crocheters, so it’s important to know what they mean before getting started on a project.
The most common abbreviations used in crochet are:
CH – chain DC – double crochet HDC – half double crochet
SC – single crochet
What is Sk in Crochet?
Sk in crochet stands for skip. This means that you will skip a stitch or group of stitches and continue crocheting as normal. This is usually done to create gaps or spaces in your work, but can also be used for decorative purposes.
The term “sp” in crochet stands for “space.” This can refer to the space between stitches, or the actual physical space that is created by a stitch. For example, a chain stitch creates a small loop, or space, that can be used to create other stitches.
Similarly, increasing or decreasing the number of stitches in a row can create more or less space between stitches. By manipulating these spaces, crocheters can create all sorts of different textures and patterns in their work.