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How To Crochet: Amigurumi Basics

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Step 3: Crochet Stitches: Single, Increase, Decrease

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Unless otherwise stated (in your pattern), when you put your crochet hook into a stitch, you are doing so under BOTH loops.

How to Single Crochet, sc (refer to image 1)

Step 1: Put the hook into first stitch, like shown.

Step 2: Draw the yarn (from the long end to the ball), like shown.

Step 3: Pull the yarn through the first stitch, like shown (2 stitches remain on hook).

Step 4: Yarn over (pull a loop of yarn from above), like shown.

Step 5: Pull the yarn through both loops on the crochet hook, like shown.

You have created ONE single crochet.


How to Single Crochet Increase, sc inc

To single crochet increase, create 2 single crochets (one after another), in the same stitch.


How to Single Crochet Decrease, sc dec (refer to image 2)

Step 1: Beginning just like a single crochet, put the hook into the first stitch, like shown.

Step 2: Pull a loop of yarn through the hole, like shown (2 loops remain on hook).

Step 3: Put hook into next stitch, like shown.

Step 4: Pull a loop of yarn through the hole, like shown (3 loops remain on hook).

Step 5: Pull a loop of yarn (yarn over), through the 3 loops on the hook, like shown.

This creates a decrease, as you've used up 2 stitches and are left with one.


 
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