The Basic Increase for Crochet (INC)

About this Stitch Pattern

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 shaping sleeves in a sweater or making a large circle for the base of a bag or the top of a hat.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: 1dc.
  • Step 2: 1dc in the same stitch.
  • Repeat Step 1 and 2 as many times as determined by your pattern.

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2 thoughts on “The Basic Increase for Crochet (INC)

  1. Jean Besseling says:

    Is there a way to see past stitches I have been looking around but cannot find the one I am looking for it was knitted it had long yarn that fanedout up wards sorry I forgot the name I am always looking for different stitches to do for a Afghan that’s Johnny.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Yes the BLOG link will let you look through our past stitches in chronological order.

      You can also use our Video Stitchionary to search through stitches by category.

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