Invisible Decrease – Stitch Tutorial
One of the greatest things that I’ve learned in an effort to improve my amigurumi, is the invisible decrease. A traditional single crochet decrease can often leave your work with bumps, or otherwise not uniform, but the invisible decrease keeps your work smooth, and are almost undetectable!
I’d love to see what you make with these tips! Don’t forget to share a photo of your finished work in my Facebook group!
Single Crochet Invisible Decrease
Learning the single crochet invisible decrease has been an absolute game changer. There aren’t many people (that don’t crochet) who would be able to point out a traditional decrease in an amigurumi project, but for me, they are so obvious and I used to worry that customers would question it or think that it is a mistake.
All of my amigurumi patterns recommend using the invisible decrease. I’ll share both the video tutorial, written instructions, and photo tutorial below.
I’d also like to point out that you may see increases and decreases written a few different ways. In my patterns, I use 2 SC for a single crochet increase, or SC2tog for a since crochet decrease. Other patterns may use INC and DEC – in which you would do the increase or decrease in whatever stitch that you are working in the pattern, so this could be for single crochets, double crochets, etc.
SC2tog (using invisible decrease method): Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. Yarn over. Draw through the first two loops on hook. Yarn over. Draw through both loops on hook.
The video tutorial is available here, but scroll down to see the photo tutorial.
Insert hook into the front loop of the first stitch.
Insert hook into the front loop of the second stitch.
Draw through the first two loops on hook.
Draw through both loops on the hook.
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