The Invisible Single Crochet Decrease

Stitch Description

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.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces' Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch of the decrease.
  • Step 2: Insert the hook into the front loop of the next stitch of the decrease.
  • Step 3: Yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
  • Step 4: Yarn over and draw through last two loops on hook.

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