How to Crochet: increasing and decreasing stitches

It's all in a Nutshell Crochet

In lesson 3 on ‘How to Crochet’ I showed you how to do slip, chain and single crochet stitches. Today I am going to show you how to decrease and increase stitches.

increase and decrease crochet stitches

How to increase stitches

Increasing crochet stitches is actually really easy. All you have to do is work more than one stitch in the same position. Easy, right! Let me show you in a video

So in a nutshell,  if a pattern says to increase (or you somehow don’t have enough stitches and you need to fudge) you simply work more than one single crochet, double crochet or whatever stitch the pattern calls for in the same stitch. You can work anywhere from 2 to 20 stitches in the same position, all depends on the design.

How to decrease stitches

Unfortunately decreasing stitches is not quite as straight forward as increasing stitches. To decrease a stitch means that…

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