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How to Increase in Crochet

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Learn how to crochet an increase. In this case, when you increase in crochet, you are placing two stitches in the same base stitch. Obviously, this is a great way to adjust the size of your fabric and is used extensively in crochet patterns. This is a technique that I use as I make my dragons and other fanciful crochet creations. Knowing the different crochet stitches opens up a whole world of options where you are only limited by your imagination.

Below are the directions for a small sample project like we have in the video.

  1. Begin by making a chain of 11 chain stitches (ch 11). The first 10 chain stitches make your foundation chain; the last 1 is your turning chain.

  2. Start by making 5 rows of 10 single crochet.

  3. We are going to increase on this next row. Make 2 single crochet in each stitch below. This gives you a total of 20 single crochet.

  4. This last row just allows more room for the stitches to stretch out. Create 20 single crochet. One for each stitch below.

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