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Have you ever scrolled through one of your favorite crochet related Facebook groups only to come across a term or acronym you don't quite understand? We have all been there or perhaps are now! I am here to help!
In this week's installment of my Back to the Basics blog series we will be covering crochet slang terms you should definitely know!
Word abbreviations have been around since the early days of the internet and seem to have only grown in popularity!
CAL = Crochet-a-long.
TIA = Thanks in advance. A kind thing to say when you expect help from a fellow maker.
LYS = Local Yarn Shop.
WOM/WOMYAT = Waste of money/Waste of money, yarn and time! It happens sometimes. Not all projects come to fruition.
FO = finished object.
RAV = Ravelry. A pattern bank website for crafters.
C2C = Corner to corner.
SQUISHY MAIL = Yarn delivery. Yarn mail!
TGIF = Thank god it's finished!
CIP = Crochet in public.
PTP = Permission to post. Usually used when pattern testing. Asking if it is okay to post pics before the pattern is released.
HOTH/FOTH = Hot off the hook/fresh off the hook. A crochet piece/project you just finished, and are really excited to show off.
YARN BOMB/YARN BOMBING = A yarn bomb is a decorative piece of crocheted art that is shown off in a public space. (With or without permission.)
PHD = Projects half-done.
YARN CHICKEN = When you attempt to finish a project with the last bit of yarn in your ongoing skein.
AMI = Amigurumi. The Japanese phrase for crochet stuffed animals or dolls.
YARNIVORE = When you are really addicted to everything yarn.
UFO = Unfinished object.
BISTITCHUAL = Someone who can knit and crochet.
PABLE = Patterns accumulated beyond life expectancy.
POOLING = When colors n variegated yarn pools together in bunches.
CAKE = Yarn that is wound into a cylindrical shape.
QAL = Quit along. Same a CAL but for quitters!
TOAD = Trashed object abandoned in disgust. It happens to the best of us!
CROJO = Crochet mojo.
SABLE = Stash accumulated beyond life expectancy. Yarn stashes that are often hidden from out significant others or concerned children! LOL!
CNC = Photos of your pet with your crochet.
PIGS = Projects in grocery sacks. Whether you admit it or not we all have at least one!
MCAL = A mystery crochet along.
TALC = Take a-long crochet. A crochet project you take with you while on a trip or in the car!
CLOWN BARF = When a variegated yarn falls in the most unflattering way while crocheting it up.
MAM = Mile a minute. A crochet project that works up quickly.
NCR = Not crochet related. Some crochet groups allow it and some don’t.
ISO = In search of. In search of yarn. ISO patterns.
JAYGO = Join as you go. A joining technique for assembling crochet pieces.
YAP = Yet another project.
CRAFTIVISM = Activism centered around a craft. (Click this link to learn more! www.osagecountycrochet.com/blog/what-is-craftivism-hatnothate-plus-free-crochet-pattern-lucian-slouch/ )
CRIP = Crafting room in progress!
Crochet-DD = Crochet ADD. The inability to focus on your current often due to Pinterest procrastination.
FREEFORM = Crocheting freely without a pattern usually for artistic display.
FROG = To frog is when you rip out some or all of your project usually due to a mistake. Named for the sound when you say rip it rip it quicky.
HAND-PAINTED YARN = This is a type of yarn that is made exactly as it sounds. It is dyed by hand.
HOOKER = A proud crocheter!
HS = Hook Snob. Someone who loves to collect all of the fancy hooks.
Which slang term surprised you? Leave a comment and let me know!
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