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How to: Single Crochet Decreases

Single Crochet Decreases, often written as crochet two together or SC2tog, will shape your pieces without leaving noticeble holes in your work. This is a definite advantage to simply skipping a stitch in a row every time your pattern calls for a decrease. While this method is used in a variety of project types, it particularly works well in crocheted toys and amigurumi, in addition to larger pieces like sweaters.

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Front Post and Back Post Single Crochet

Normal single crochet has you working in the top loops or “v’s” of the stitch, but these stitches will have you working around the post of the stitch. Watch to see what that means and learn how to create these wonderfully textured stitches!

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Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet

You will most often see these stitches used for ribbing in your work like the start of a sock or the brim of a hat. With a little practice, front post and back post double crochet are a breeze to complete and definitely worth having in your bag of crochet tricks.

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Triple Crochet

Triple Crochet, also known as Treble Crochet, is an extremely long stitch which makes for an open,lacy fabric that’s perfect for shawls and summer tops. The stitch takes a bit longer to do, but it covers a lot of ground quickly.

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Half Double Crochet

This stitch is a little bit bigger than the regular single crochet stitch, making it an excellent choice for patterns if your short on time (hint: bigger stitches means a faster project). Enjoy using it in a variety of patterns, from scarves to hats.

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Double Crochet

Just as popular as single crochet, double crochet is just double the length of a single crochet stitch. It’s a great stitch for quick projects as the longer the stitch, the more ground you cover in a faster amount of time. Double crochet is likely the most popular stitch out there because it’s great for blankets and shawls and the projects go by quickly.

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Single Crochet

This is the perfect first stitch to learn and it’s super easy to do. This stitch is used in most patterns so it’s definitely one to master right away. Single crochet stitches form a sturdy and dense fabric which makes this stitch great for bags, amigurumi and more.

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DIY Lacy Crochet Tote for Your Summer Vacation!

From: The June 2017 issue of I Like Crochet

Skill level: Intermediate

Are you planning a beach vacation? We’ve got the perfect bag to take along—the Weekend Escape Tote!

Sharon Ballsmith’s design is both beautiful and practical. She used a shell stitch to design this bag, which is super sturdy and stretchy; just what you need when you’re

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Slip Knot

Arguably the first thing you need to learn and do when you begin to crochet, the slip knot can be notoriously tricky to remember how to do. Practice makes perfect and it’s super easy once you get the hang of it. In this video you’ll see two different ways to do the slip knot. Which do you like best?

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Make this Dreamy Afghan with Freeform Crochet

From: The April 2018 issue of I Like Crochet
Skill level: Advanced

Blue skies! That’s what people say when anything is possible and there are no barriers. Can you imagine crocheting with no barriers, creating a design as you go? That’s what freeform crochet is all about, and this Dare to Dream Afghan project helps you make

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