How to Single Crochet Increase (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to single crochet increase with step-by-step instructions and pictures for beginners. Along with this, you will find details like abbreviations and chart symbols and learn a special type of single crochet increase. So, let’s get started (for shaping our favorite amigurumi, rounds, appliques and much more!).

Single crochet increase (inc) tutorial
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Details About Single Crochet Increase

A single crochet increase means working 2 stitches in a single foundation stitch for the sake of increasing the stitch in a row. Below are some details about this stitch:

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Abbreviations

You will not find a single abbreviation for the single crochet increase in the patterns. The instructors usually try one of the following crochet short terms:

In general, the patterns will use “inc” (means increase) along with the single crochet abbreviation “sc.” Since increase means working two stitches in the same stitch in common, you will work that.

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Not frequently, but some may use “2 sc in next stitch”. This is a more beginner-friendly way to explain the single crochet increase.

Highly novice-friendly will introduce it as “2 sc st(s) in the same stitch”.

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Chart symbol

In charts, you can identify this stitch with the symbol “two single crochet symbols arranged as V.”

single crochet increase symbol

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Single Crochet Increase Instructions With Pictures

In this section, you will find the exact guidelines for crocheting the Single Crochet Inc. You can learn from both pictures and written instructions:

Techniques Needed

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  1. Insert your hook under both loops of the indicated stitch.
  2. Yarn over (yo).
  3. Pull up a loop, leaving two loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over (yo) again
  5. Pull through both loops on your hook. (1st sc completed)
  6. See the first completed single crochet.
  7. Instead of working on the next stitch, insert the crochet hook into the same stitch.
  8. Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving two loops on your hook.
  9. Yarn over (yo) again and pull through both loops on your hook. (2nd sc completed). This is called the single crochet increase.

How to Invisible Single Crochet?

Unlike the regular increase, this type of single crochet increase can produce almost invisible increases. You can use it when you are knot working in rows, especially for the amigurumi. Here is how to do that:

  • Insert your hook under the front loop only (FLO) of the stitch.
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving two loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) again and pull through both loops on your hook. (1st sc completed)
  • Insert your hook into the same stitch (but now under both loops).
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving two loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) again and pull through both loops on your hook. (2nd sc completed)

I hope you have learned this stitch. Tell me in the comments if you have any questions!

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