Single Crochet Increase

Duration: 2:31

The single crochet increase is one of the easiest increases to work into a project. Typically, you’ll work two stitches into a single stitch. In this video, crochet expert Corrina Ferguson demonstrates the single crochet increase.

An increase in crochet can be used simply to make a piece of crocheted fabric wider. It can also be used for other shaping, like in a garment or small amigurumi project. To work a single crochet increase, Corrina follows these steps:

  • Bring hook under both legs of the stitch from front to back
  • Yarn over (from back to front) and pull the yarn through the stitch (2 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over (from back to front) and pull the yarn through both loops (1 loop on hook – single crochet stitch is created)
  • Bring hook under both legs of the stitch originally worked into, from front to back
  • Yarn over (from back to front) and pull the yarn through the stitch (2 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over (from back to front) and pull the yarn through both loops (1 loop on hook – single crochet stitch is created)
  • Two single crochet stitches have been created from a single stitch – 1 stitch increased.

Corrina demonstrates this increase again. She notes that once the first single crochet is completed, it’s easy to see where to work to go back into the same stitch to increase – the space has become slightly larger by the first stitch being created in it. As stitches are increased, the shape of the fabric will change and will start to get wider.

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