Step 3: Crochet Stitches: Single, Increase, Decrease

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.

<p>i&acute;ve been searching for an instructive for amigurumis forever, and never found one that i could use (being a person who has absolutely no idea how to crochet). Theeeen... i got into this page, and you have pictures and all! Thank you soo sooo much. Much love!</p>
<p>Thanks for the comment and for subscribing to me. I hope this tutorial helps you. On my page, you can also find a tutorial to make a &quot;Voodoo Doll&quot;. The principles of making the doll should also help you in making Amigurumi figures (as I've included assembly tips that will help you in other projects as well).</p>
<p>Thank you for the instructions. My Grandma crocheted and I would secretly watch. She had everything memorized from years past and I was amazed that the &quot;string&quot; she used turned into doilies that I still have today. I also remember the starch solution and pinning the doilies upside down on cardboard to dry and be stiff, after washing. I could do the basics but never knew the names of the stitches.</p>
<p>Thank you so much for your reply and sharing that with me. I apologize for not replying sooner (I didn't get a message about your comment). Its such an amazing skill to learn and pass onto younger generations. There is something very special about a handmade item, whether its crocheted, or knitted. Its nothing like store bought stuff.</p>
I was wondering if you could tell me how to do a slip stitch after doing a magic circle??<br>
<p>Sorry for the late reply... I didn't get a message about your comment. If you still need that answer, I would suggest looking at my step by step tutorial on how to make a Magic Ring (there are also photos on each step.) If you still need some help, please let me know.<br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Magic-Ring-Adjustable-Ring/</p>
<p>Muy interesante y gracias por compartir este tutorial, sirve de mucho, sobre todo a las perssonas que somos autodidacticas. Desde Per&uacute; muchas Felicidades.</p>
<p>Gracias! :)</p>
This is a great tutorial ! I have one question tho ... how many chains on the magic circle do i need for sc, hdc, and dc ? For sc i know i only do the one chain! Thank you so much ;)
<p>Thanks for the reply. The number of stitches you make inside the magic ring depends on the pattern. Usually its 6 or 8 sc's in the ring to start. If you're not sure, check the stitch count on your pattern (i.e: sc 8 in a magic ring. Round 1, sc inc around = 16, Round 2, *sc inc, sc 1* repeat around = 24 stitches. In this example, you'd make 8 sc's around the magic ring to start and then pull the ring closed). If you need help making the magic ring, I have a tutorial with step by step instructions here.<br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Magic-Ring-Adjustable-Ring/ <br><br>Let me know if you still need more help. </p>
<p>Thank you for sharing your expertise!</p>
EE I want to learn this so bad! I dont follow instructions very well i need someone to show me how. Thx for this instrustable! I'll get eventually lol
<p>I know this is an old comment, but I can't help it- I want to help you learn this! Go to YouTube and search for crocheting tutorials. There are tons, and it's almost certain there will be videos that will help you learn. It's where I learned most of what I do! So you can learn to do things like amigurumi, or things like I've done! </p><p>You can totally do this. Experiment and have fun with it!</p>
<p>hey canucksgirl,remember me!!</p><p>you crochet well,can you advirtise my instructable for me?</p><p>how to take apart a laptop (by karaterdragon6)</p><p>note that i am &quot;knot&quot;(crochet pun)taking advantage of you</p>
I'd love a step by step instruction on how to make a toddler sized beanie with brim/cap
I have a nephew (toddler) that is growing out of the hat I made him last year, so your request may be do-able. :-) <br> <br>I'll try to keep you posted, but feel free to msg me, or leave another comment here.
luv it! i'm new to the &quot;Wonderful Land of Amigurumi&quot; and may have a wonderfully amazing project *cough*amiigurumi unicorn*cough* posted soon!!! :P
Can't wait to see it and possibly make one for my self!
I look forward to seeing it. Thanks for commenting! ;)
A fantastic primer, glad you took the time to introduce these concepts to crochet newbies!
Thanks for the comment! I appreciate it. It did take a while to make, but its worth it, if more people take up making things and sharing them in return. ;)
Excellent instructable! More people need to crochet, because it's a great way to unwind &amp; clear your mind. :)
I thought that's what wine for for. ;-)
Thank you and I agree. I also appreciate the comments. :)
Nice! I wish I had this when I first started to crochet.
Thanks! It sure took a while to put this together. ;)

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