This may not be completely a “hack” per say, but It seems like it fits here the best!
As a crocheter, you hear terms like “amigurumi” or “Tunisian” or even “cro-hook”. As one of my cousin’s put it a few years ago, the crochet terminology is like a foreign language! This Infographic from My Modern Met my help you put things in perspective!
This Infographic is from My Modern Met.