Category Archives: Stitches

Decreasing – dc2tog

1.  To decrease double crochet stitches, y/o, insert hook, and draw up a loop.  You have 3 loops on your hook:

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2.  y/o and draw yarn through two loops only.  You now have 2 loops on your hook:

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3.  y/o and insert hook into the next st and draw up a loop.  You now have 4 loops on your hook:

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4.  y/o and pull yarn through two loops, leaving you with 3 loops on your hook:

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5.  y/o and pull yarn through the remaining 3 loops:

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Done!  This is what 4 in a row looks like:

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Decreasing – sc2tog

To decrease, you crochet more than one stitch together.  The one I use the most is crocheting 2 single crochet stitches together.

1.  Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop:

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2.   Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop:

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3. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook:

IMG_0900This is what it looks like after completing 3 more sc2tog:

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Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

With a row of foundation single crochet stitches, you work a row of chains and a row of single crochet stitches at one time.

Begin with ch 2, leaving a 4 inch tail:

IMG_0793Stitch 1 – Insert hook into 1st ch, y/o and pull up a loop for the “chain” part of the stitch:

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Then for the “single crochet” part of the stitch, y/o, pull up a loop:

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y/o, draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch :

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I found that it helps to hold the “chain” while working the sc so that you can crochet the second stitch more easily.

Stitch 2 – Insert hook into the “chain” of the first stitch:

 

IMG_0840Y/o, pull up a loop for the second chain:

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Hold the ch, and y/o, pull up a loop, y/o and draw through both loops to complete the second single crochet.  This is what 2 FSC will look like:

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And this is a row of 5:

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When joining for a round, like when making an eternity scarf, you sl st in the “sc” part of the stitch, using the tail  to attach the “chains”.

 

Magic Circle X Method Tutorial

Here is another way to make a magic circle.

Hold the end of the yarn:

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Wrap yarn around your 2 fingers, making a circle and forming an X:

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Insert hook in between your fingers, and yarn over:

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Pull a loop through your fingers and through the circle of yarn:

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Chain one, and you are ready to complete the first round of your pattern:

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Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

In the pic, I am working on a base row of double crochet stitches:

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To begin the back post double crochet(bpdc), y/o, insert hook from the back on the right side, guiding it over the post of the stitch on the previous row, and back on the left side:

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This is what it looks like from the back:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Y/o, pull through 2 loops)twice to complete the stitch:

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This is what 4 stitches looks like:

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Front Post Double Crochet Stitch

I started with a row of double crochet:

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To begin the front post double crochet(fpdc), y/o, insert hook on the right side, guiding it under the post of the stitch on the previous row, and up on the left side:

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You now have 3 loops on your hook:

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(Y/o, pull through 2 loops)2 times to complete the stitch:

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This is what a row of 5 looks like:

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Half Double Crochet

To make a half double crochet stitch, (hdc)  y/o and insert hook into the next stitch:

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Draw up a loop so that you have 3 loops on your hook:

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Y/o and draw through all 3 loops on the hook to complete the stitch:

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This is what it looks like when you complete the row:

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