In this photo tutorial I’ll show you how to work the invisible decrease when working in single crochet.
This technique produces a smooth finish and eliminates those unsightly little bumps that appear in your amigurumi when you work the regular decrease method.
ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL DECREASE
Are you a lover of amigurumi? When working your amigurumi pieces you’ve probably noticed that when you work the traditional single crochet decrease, also known as sc2tog, it leaves a little bump or hole.
This can be pretty frustrating, so to get around this problem and create a smooth, neat finish, you can work the invisible single crochet decrease (abbreviated to inv sc dec).
It’s really simple to do, let’s take a look now…
HOW TO WORK THE INVISIBLE SINGLE CROCHET DECREASE
- Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Baby Dk
- Crochet Hook: G (4mm)
- This stitch is worked over 2 stitches.
- You will work through the front loops only of the stitches:
Insert your hook into the front loop only of the next stitch (you will have 2 loops on your hook):
Insert your hook into the front loop only of the following stitch (you will have 3 loops on your hook):
Yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops on your hook:
You will have 2 loops left on your hook:
Yarn over, pull through both loops on your hook:
One invisible decrease now complete:
I hope that this tutorial was helpful for you 😊
I highly recommend that you use this technique in all your amigurumi items.
If you’re looking for a new amigurumi project to make, I have a free pattern on the blog for Bella the Bunny
MORE CROCHET TUTORIALS
- How to make an invisible Join in Crochet
- How to Crochet in the Round
- Crochet Turning Chain (Does it Count as a Stitch?)