Decrease in Crochet Stitches

A decrease in crochet stitches can be seen written in crochet patterns like this, eg. dec 1 sc or whatever the stitch may be or it can be written like this, dec twice or however many times is required per the pattern. A decrease can also be known as crocheting 2 together, for example for a single crochet decrease you would see it written like this, sc2tog and it would be the same for other stitches.

Below are video tutorials of how to decrease the three main crochet stitches for the U.S./U.K. and each includes written instructions.

How to Decrease a US Single Crochet aka UK Double Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Written instructions:

  1. Insert hook into stitch
  2. yoh, pull it through the stitch (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into next stitch
  4. yoh, pull it through the stitch (3 loops on hook)
  5. yoh, pull through all 3 loops on hook (1 loop remaining on hook), decrease completed.

How to Decrease a US Half Double Crochet aka UK Half Treble Crochet Video Tutorial

Written Instructions:

1. yoh, insert hook into stitch
2. yoh, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook)
3. yoh, insert hook into next stitch
4. yoh, pull through stitch (5 loops on hook)
5. yoh, pull through all 5 loops on hook (1 loop remaining on hook), decrease completed.

How to Decrease a US Double Crochet aka UK Treble Crochet Video Tutorial

Written Instructions:

  1. yoh, insert hook into stitch
  2. yoh, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook)
  3. yoh, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook)
  4. yoh, insert hook into next stitch
  5. yoh, pull through stitch (4 loops on hook)
  6. yoh, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook)
  7. yoh, pull through 3 loops on hook (1 loop remaining on hook), decrease completed.

All the best,

Paula Daniele

 

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