Single Crochet Decrease and Invisible Decrease

A single crochet decrease is used to decrease a row of single crochets by so many stitches. One single crochet decrease decreases a row by one stitch. The single crochet decrease is also sometimes referred to as single crochet 2 together. An invisible decrease is most commonly used in amigurumi and works just like the single crochet decrease it just looks cleaner and well “invisible”! Below I have step-by-step instructions and an instructional video on how to complete these two stitches.

Abbreviations:

Single Crochet Decrease – sc dec

Single Crochet 2 together – sc2tog

Invisible Decrease – inv dec

How To Do A Single Crochet Decrease (Single Crochet 2 Together):

Step 1: Insert you hook into the first stitch you’ll be working into.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through, you should have two loops on your hook.

Step 3: Insert your hook into the next stitch.

Step 4: yarn over and pull through, you should have three loops on your hook.

Step 5: yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

How To Do An Invisible Decrease:

Step 1: Insert your hook into the first stitches front loop.

Step 2: insert your hook into the front loop of the next stitch, you should have three loops on your hook

Step 3: yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Single Crochet Decrease and Invisible Decrease Instructional Video:

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