These are the most common crochet abbreviations used in my patterns.
- sc= single crochet
- dc= double crochet
- tr= triple crochet
- dtr= double triple crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
- st= stitch
- sl st= slip stitch
- crossed= crossed double crochet stitch
- blo= back loops only
anniescatalog.com has great helps on reading patterns and other abbreviations.
crochetcabana.com has fabulous tutorials with pictures on crochet for beginners.
newstitchadayvideos on youtube has helpful videos on all kinds of stitches. This is a direct link to their directory on youtube.
There are lots of other videos on youtube.