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When, I was working on amigurumi projects last year, I came across a really neat tutorial on "All About Ami" for doing an "Invisible Decrease" (links to original tutorial) whenever a pattern calls for 2tog (a.k.a. sc2tog). I loved it so much that I use it in all my amigurumi projects now!
For my newest fashion doll pattern, "Happily Ever After" (releasing tomorrow), I do several decreases just like the "Invisible Decrease" above. However, for this pattern, not only do I use this technique for single crochet (sc), but I also use it for double crochet (dc) and treble crochet (tr). So, the in the video below, I will show you how to do this for all three of these, and half double crochet (hdc) as well.
Use this stitch whenever you would like to to turn 2 stitch spaces into 1.
For these stitches, you will crochet your stitch (sc, dc, tr, or hdc) normally. Only, instead of inserting hook into the next stitch, you will insert your hook into the front loops (FL) [or back loops (BL)] of the next 2 stitches, hereby creating a decrease.
*Not demonstrated in the video, but you could easily do this over 3 or more stitches to create a more drastic decrease (eg. sc3tog (3tog) - single crochet 3 stitches together).
*This video assumes you know how to sc, dc, tr and hdc.
Written Instructions for Each:
NOTE: insert hook into FL when right side (even rows) face you, and into BL when wrong side (odd rows) face you. - This is done because it is only invisible on the one side of the work. The other side still has the unworked loops.
***In my patterns whenever you see any of the above abbreviations, this is the way to do them.***
I hope you found this tutorial useful!
If you have any questions, share with me below, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can...
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