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How to single crochet increase

A yarn over is executed by wrapping the yarn around the needle from back to front. This maneuver creates an additional loop on the needle and results in an increased stitch count. Employing yarn overs is a proficient technique to augment stitches, contributing to the distinctive form of each amigurumi piece when varying the quantity of these stitches through increases and decreases.


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1. Make the first sc by following steps 1–4 of the single crochet stitch.

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2. Look for the hole that the first sc went into. It’s the hole that the bottom of the vertical V you just made goes into.

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3. Insert the hook into the hole.

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4. Follow steps 2–4 of the single crochet stitch. The bottoms of the two vertical Vs you just made should trace back into the same hole.


Having trouble figuring out what hole you just crocheted into? Do the “tugging method.” Hold onto the piece with your yarn hand and keep it steady. Hold the top loops of the stitch you just made with your right hand,and wiggle that hand around to see which hole shrinks and grows with the movement.

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What does a single crochet increase mean?

The single crochet increase, alternatively termed as "single crochet 2 together," represents a fundamental technique employed in crochet work. This maneuver involves executing two single crochet stitches within a single stitch hole, thereby expanding the dimensions of the crocheted piece.

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