Left-handed, you are wondering how to start crochet ? In this article, you will find videos and step-by-step pictures that will help you ( I hope 😋) to learn the four most important basic crochet stitches. If you want to make amigurumis, there are 4 stitches you need to know : single crochet stitch, increase, decrease ( here you will learn the Invisible Decrease technique ) and chain stitch.
Single crochet is THE crochet stitch that you will see in most crochet patterns. Very easy to learn, it will be very useful to you as a crochet beginner because it is the base of many other stitches.
Single crochet tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn how to single crochet on a chain and in a round.
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Single crochet increase
In a lot of crochet patterns, you need to increase the number of stitches in order to grow your work. If you already know how to single crochet, well you will know how to increase. A single crochet increase is actually 2 single crochets in the stitch of the previous round. It’s very easy, you can watch the video to understand better ☺️
Crochet increase tutorial
In this video, you will learn how to single crochet increase on a chain and in a round.
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Crochet Invisible decrease
After learning how to increase, you will need to know how to decrease. Crochet decrease is creating one unique stitch from two previous stitches. You can find two techniques : the classic decrease and the invisible decrease. Personally, I always use the Invisible technique because it’s not more complicated and the result is cleaner. If you want to make amigurumis, I suggest you to make invisible decreases.
The difference between those two techniques is due to the loops of the stitches you use to create to reduction. For a classic decrease, both loops ( front and back ) of each stitch are used. Conversely, only the front loops are used during the so-called ” Invisible ” technique. It is for this reason that it is way less visible in a work.
Invisible decrease video
In this tutorial, you will learn how to single crochet increase on a chain and in a round.
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All-in-one : Basic crochet stitches
This video is a recap of all the basic crochet stitches.
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