Double Crochet Increase (dc inc) | Tutorial For Beginners

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This tutorial will teach you how to crochet double crochet increase if you are a beginner. You will also find all the important details about this stitch and, as a bonus, learn invisible increase, too. Since this technique has alot of uses, so don’t miss this tutorial!

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Details About Double Crochet Increase

Before you head to learn crocheting the increase for double stitch, you should familiar of below important aspects about it:

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Abbreviation

Like any other increase, double crochet increase can be represented in three ways as an abbreviation of crochet patterns. Crochet abbreviations are short names for the crochet techniques to reduce the amount of writing. So, keeping in mind these abbreviations is necessary.

  • DC Inc: This is the most common way to represent working two double crochet in the same stitch. Where dec means decrease and dc is a symbol for double crochet.
  • 2dc in next st: It sounds more general and perfect to teach beginners.
  • 2dc in the same st

Symbol

In charts, you can recognize the double crochet increase by combining two double crochets joined at the bottom tip to form a V.

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dc increase symbol

Working with Double crochet increases.

Double crochet increase works by making two double crochet stitches in one stitch. So, the new row formed will have double of stitches above that stitches than before. It is used to expand the width of a piece.

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Double Crochet Increase | Step-by-Step Instructions

Let’s now learn how to double crochet increase with the help of pictures and the written instructions:

Skill Level: Very Beginner. One should be familiar with crocheting double crochet US Stitch and previous foundational stitches like chain stitch – the first stitch to learn.

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decreased single crochet with pictures

To create a double crochet increase, simply work two double crochet stitches into the same stitch from the previous row. Here is how:

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  1. Yarn over and insert your hook into the required stitch.
  2. Yarn over.
  3. Pull up a loop to get three loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn over one more time and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. (1st dc completed)
    Repeat steps 1-5 in the same stitch. (2nd dc completed)

What About Invisible Double Crochet Increase?

Here, the first double crochet is worked in the front loop only. It will give the decrease a cleaner and undetectable look.

  • Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook under the front loop only (FLO) of the specified stitch.
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving three loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) one more time and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. (1st dc completed)
  • Repeat steps 1-4, but this time work under both loops of the same stitch. (2nd dc completed)

Hopefully, you have liked this tutorial! 

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