Learn to Crochet - Crochet Decreases

To decrease the width of a basic fabric, 2 or more stitches have to be worked together, by leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook then working them off together. Single crochet, half double crochet, and longer stitches can all be decreased in this way, called sc2tog, hdc2tog, etc.

(1) To decrease in single crochet, draw up a loop in each of the next 2 stitches,

(2, 3) Yarn over and pull yarn through all three loops on the hook.

 

(1) To decrease in double crochet, yarn over and draw up a loop in the next stitch, yarn over and pull yarn through two loops only on the hook, yarn over

(2, 3) And draw up a loop in the next stitch, yarn over and pull yarn through two loops only on the hook, yarn over and pull yarn through the remaining three loops on the hook.

Mon, 2011-08-22 (All day)