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How to Decrease in Crochet

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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Amber from Jimmy Beans Wool shows us how to decrease in crochet. We hope you enjoy it!

How to Decrease in Crochet

Amber shows us how to decrease in the round but the same technique works while crocheting flat as well as with stitches other than single crochet.

Work stitches as directed in your pattern to the point where you want to decrease, in this case Amber works four single crochets in the round.

To decrease, insert your hook into the next available stitch, yarn over and draw through. You now have two loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and draw through again. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Complete the decrease stitch by yarning over and drawing through all three loops. You will now be back to having just one loop on the hook.

You can use the same technique to decrease with other crochet stitches. For each kind of stitch work the first half of the stitch in the next stitch to be work, work half a stitch in the following stitch, you'll have three loops on your hook, yarn over and draw through all three loops.

That's all there is too it!

Have fun and thanks for watching!

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