The quickest way is to look for SC – single crochet. UK patterns don’t use this term so if you see single crochets anywhere in the pattern, it’s in US terms. If you don’t see SC, look for HDC. In UK terms, this would be an htr. If you’re still not sure, just ask :>> The designer won’t mind!
Here’s something special from Crochet Parfait. It is SO clever and useful.
She has put together a tutorial to show us how to make crochet charts on the computer. That is, charts to help you plan and design patterns, even simple beginner patterns. Her website shows charts for giant Afghans (and she’s happy to share).
Ingenious and SO worth taking a look!
UK DOUBLE CROCHET
This pattern may seem daunting at first but it’s really worth a shot. It’s in US terms so sc = UK DC, hdc = UK HTR, dc = UK TR, dtr = UK Triple Treble. It’s a project that’ll take you a while but as it grows it’ll keep your legs warm!