Crochet Tips

Invisi-Single Crochet Decrease

Ever get tired of how bulky single crochet decrease (ScDec) stitches look once you’ve finished your piece? Fret no more! Here is a mini tute that shows how to do a ScDec so that, when viewed from the ‘V’ side, you can barely spot it. (This would certainly come in handy if you’re attempting a crochet sphere!)

By the way, this is something that’s been around a while; I’m just giving you my quickie-explanation of it.

First off, What do I mean by ‘V’ side? Well, it’s the side where the stitches look like ‘V’s (see below). It is also called the ‘right’ side because it’s the side that’s facing you while you crochet. (I like ‘V’ side better because I end up feeling bad for the ‘wrong’ side.)

On to the Invisi-ScDec! First, insert your crochet hook into the front loop of the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through the front loop.

Be sure to keep the loop on your hook.

Insert your hook through the front loop of the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through the front loop. (This should sound familiar).

Now you’ve got three loops on your hook, all of them have been pulled through the front loops of the last 2 stitches.

For the final step, yarn over once more and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Tada! You’re done. Once you get some practice with ScDec-ing, your tension will remain nice and tight throughout the process and your ScDecs will be invisibuhl!

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