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Here is a beginner’s guide to increasing and decreasing in crochet . The tutorial from Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life covers: increasing in the round, single crochet decrease , half double crochet decrease, double crochet decrease.
First, let’s start with increasing. This is a crochet technique that is used to make the width of your project wider. A project is made longer by adding more rows, but it is made wider by adding increasing stitches. An increasing stitch is simply two of the same stitch in one space.
Single Crochet Decrease
Now let’s move on to decreasing. Decreasing is important to learn in order to make things like ear flaps on a winter hat and clothing. There are different techniques for both single, half double and double crochet, and I have a photo tutorial for each of them for you!
The photo tutorial is beautifully done with very clear pictures and instructions.
If you’re more of a visual learner you’ll love the video tutorial below. Happy crocheting!
Thanks to Sara for this article inspiration and featured image. Thanks to ChiCrochet for the video tutorials.
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