Author: Johnny Vasquez

The Basic Increase for Crochet (INC)

When you are crocheting and need to add stitches to your work, you will need to work an increase. Increasing is a method of shaping your work. By working multiple stitches into the same stitch you can make your work bigger in certain spots. This is useful for things like …

The Slip Slip Purl Decrease (SSP)

The Slip Slip Purl Decrease is a method of shaping your fabric by removing stitches. It creates a left leaning decrease. It creates one of the cleanest and tightest left leaning decreases available. This decrease is also unique because it is formed on the wrong side of the fabric.

The Crossed Right Slanted Decrease

The Crossed Right Slanted Decrease is a way of shaping your work by removing stitches from your work. This decrease is different from a lot of other decreases because it is a mirror to the knit two together through the back loop (k2tog tbl), a twisted left leaning decrease.

The Invisible Single Crochet Decrease

The Invisible Single Crochet Decrease is a method of removing stitches to shape your fabric without gaps. This is particularly helpful for items like amigurumi toys, where you need the stitches to be very tight and close together so that no stuffing comes out.

The Knit Three Together Double Decrease (K3Tog)

The knit three together double decrease (k3tog) technique is used to remove two stitches at one time from your knitting and help shape your work. You will need to know how to decrease in order to knit hats, sweaters, and some mittens and gloves. This particular decrease technique has a …

Crochet Stitches

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Crochet Techniques

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