Single Crochet Decrease Tutorial

 

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For everyone who has joined me in my journey through Annie’s Hook & Needle Club, I thought I would do a tutorial on the single crochet decrease. It is a stitch you will need to know to complete the Uptown Beret and Fingerless Mitts.

A single crochet decrease is basically just subtracting a stitch. It is used usually to decrease the number of stitches you have in the row, to form a shape in a pattern, or to change the shape of the item you are crocheting.

Usually a decrease is worked several times in a row and it is often placed at regular intervals through out the row. There are several ways a single crochet decrease are written, I am going to share with you the two most common. Although the abbreviations look different they are worked exactly the same way.

sc dec – single crochet decrease

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Why would you want to learn this stitch? It is used in many different patterns such as the ripple afghans, clothing, toys, many patterns, etc. In my case this week is was to crochet the Uptown Beret and Fingerless Mitts.

Enough talking, lets get our hook and yarn and learn the single crochet decrease.

Chain a foundation row of 20 single crochet

Turn your work and work a single crochet in the first stitch. Do not forget to chain one and work a single crochetin in the first stitch.

Note: This is to give us some stitches to work off from.

Single Crochet Decrease Tutorial

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Step one: Insert your hook in the second stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop. You should now have two loops on your hook. (pictured above)

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Step two: insert your hook through the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a 
loop. You should now have three loops on your hook. (pictured above)

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Step three: Yarn over and draw through all three loops. Your first single 
crochet decrease is made. (pictured above)

Now practice by continuing working single crochet decreases across ending with a single crochet in the last stitch.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful, I know you will find the single crochet decrease useful in your repertoire of stitches you have mastered.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

 

 

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I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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