If you’ve already done some shaping in crochet then you probably already know to decrease, you work the first half of a dc in the the first stitch, then in the next stitch and pull a loop through both. Simples! The only thing I don’t like about this decrease is that I find it can be quite visible when working in the round, and given my love of amigurumi you can be sure that I work in the round a lot! So this is how I decrease when working in the round, it’s just as simple once you get used to it and it creates a much more discreet stitch (hence the name, although I’m sure it has another one, that’s what I like to call it) 🙂
1. When you get to the point in your pattern that you need to decrease, bring your hook though the FRONT LOOP of the first stitch.
2. WITHOUT pulling your yarn through the loop, bring your hook up through the FRONT LOOP of the next stitch. You will now have 3 loops on your hook, your last stitch, and the front loops of two stitches.
HINT: Pivot your hook down and back up again to get into the second front loop.
3. Next pull your yarn through the two loops, you will now have 2 loops on your hook.
4. Pull your yarn through both loops.
You have just completed one decrease! Woo hoo! Can you see it?
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