Hi there! Thank you for landing on this blog! Everyone is welcome here, whether they are a UK crocheter or not.

Please note: we’re not a pattern sharing website! We strongly believe that sharing bought patterns is piracy and stealing. Patterns are someone’s work. We wouldn’t steal a printed pattern from a shop so it shouldn’t be done online either. The patterns actually on this blog were written by us, but we link, properly credited, to the others we promote.

We also don’t steal anyone’s photos. That’s not cool. We only link back to original photos. Your work is your work and we would never steal anything from anyone! If we’ve made a mistake somewhere, please let us know.

The aim of this blog is to link to as many crochet patterns as possible that use UK terms. Not that we don’t love us some USA, but when we started to crochet we couldn’t find a directory of UK patterns – so we made one!

We love crochet quite a lot. Even more than Farmville! Le gasp! We adore the creativity it sets off in our brains. We spend hours and hours every week searching the Interwebs for new patterns and we’ve noticed that most of them are in US terms.

When we were first learning to crochet, it took us a while to realise that the UK and the US use different terms for crochet. We worked it out eventually, but it meant we made a mess of a few projects first!

The aim of this blog is to provide you with crochet patterns in UK terms. Each post will contain just one pattern, properly linked and credited. We will look for patterns already in UK terms but we’ll also “translate” too. We’ll gladly take suggestions as well.

There are two of us, one posting more than the other, plus our Independent Fat Fluffy Ginger Adjudicator who really doesn’t care much about crochet or blogging, unless his favourite human has made him a cat cave.

We do hope this blog does for you what we’re aiming for! We’d love to get your feedback too! Perhaps you have some patterns you’d like to share?


Update: post from 2013 will show “Pattern translation” in their subject lines. As this was a bit of a faff, posts from 2014 onwards will show numbers. Anything without either of the above is a reblog – that is, not our pattern but someone else’s that we’re sharing for their and your benefit, usually without a stitch translation. You can always click the Stitch Translation Guide at the top of each page if you need any help.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate all comments and new followers! I have selected to follow your blog as well. When I was taught to crochet I learned both UK & US stitches. I never knew until recently when I was trying to get a correct gauge on a pattern. i was so confused! The bigger problem is I still forget. I am now compelled to include the translation table on my blog..I just have to figure out where I should put it.

    Enough rambling. I have chosen to follow you. I really like your blog, you have great content. I even clicked over to the Itchy Crochet to get the ponytail hat pattern. While I was there I left a comment and told her where I first saw her pattern.

    Keep you eye open for a new contest coming in June.
    Thank you once again,
    Cathy the Bagg Lady

  2. What a great idea. I’m British but was taught to crochet by a friend who’s part Canadian, so I think and write my patterns in US terms. If I buy a crochet book here it is in UK terminology and I have to translate it the other way! 🙂

  3. Thanks for following my blog! I don’t do UK crochet patterns, but I do enjoy me some crochet! I followed you back and some of your reblogged poposts are mighty interesting!

  4. What a great idea. Have you heard of the crochet project? They have their pattetns produced in both. Also Crochet ali is a great advocate of uk terms. I will put links up when on my lap top later.

  5. Thanks so much for following my blog and for the reblog on my free beanie pattern! Really enjoying reading your blog, keep up the great work 🙂

  6. Thank you for visiting and Reblogging my post!! I didn’t realise there was a difference until a few years back and the US crochet terms are really confusing!!

  7. Just found your page! Thats a great collection! I do write my patterns in US term and than “translate” them into UK term. Don’t know if the way I’m presenting my patterns in now really confusing or not. I’m based in the UK but as a non-native speaker I got more used to the US terms as there are – as you said – much more patterns out there. Any feedback on my blog would be much appreciated! Thanks San

  8. Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. I learnt to crochet half a century ago and I’m excited about it’s renaissance ~ sharing UK patterns is a great idea (not that I ever seem to follow them exactly!) 😉

  9. Hello crocheters, thanks for visiting my blog! I’ve rediscovered my passion for crochet a coule of years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. I use Uk, US and Portuguese terms but it took me a long time to realise they were different. Luckily bloggers like you made it easier for me 🙂 . I’m excited to explore more of your blog and I’m most certain it will be a clear source of inspiration!

  10. Thanks so much for visiting and following me. I’ve only just begun (this week) to learn to crochet, so ALL of the terms are new to me whether they’re UK or US! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog, and trying some of your projects.

  11. Pingback: We’ve updated the ABOUT page | UK Crochet Patterns

  12. Thank you for following my blog. I too am confused with the UK and US crochet terms at times. But I’m glad to have found your blog. I’m sure it will make my crocheting days less complicated in future 🙂

  13. I have nominated you for a Leibster award

    your questions are:
    1: What is it that you are best at craft wise
    2: When and why did you start to blog
    3: What is your favourite yarn and why
    4: What would be your dream project
    5: where do you see yourself n 5 years
    6: What would be your dream job
    7: How did you learn your craft
    8: Are you a messy crafter…tell the truth
    9: What age were you when you started
    10: Who taught you

  14. I have to confess that I’ve only just found out how to see who follows my Blog, and found that you’d been doing so for 3 years!
    Many, many thanks for that 🙂
    I have only recently learned how to crochet using UK terms, as I taught myself to crochet watching youtube – and my two favourite teachers were australian and american, so I didn’t even realise the terms were different until I came across my first UK CAL, using a UK pattern! Lol
    I look forward to seeing your posts from now on 🙂


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