If you’ve ever seen a pattern with the abbreviation “inc”, but didn’t know what it was for, then this is the post for you. ” inc” in crochet patterns stands for increase. I clarify crochet because there is one for knitting as well. As far as I know there is no separate Uk term for this useful stitch. (if you know differently, let me know in the comments.)
I make a fair amount of crochet projects and one stitch I couldn’t live without is the increase, but the normal increase is extremely useful as well. I did a post on How To Make An Invisible Crochet Decrease And Increase last year and I thought I’d do a tutorial on how to make a normal crochet increase.
- Worsted weight yarn
- I’m using Just Yarn Worsted in blue
- A G+/4.5mm hook*
*I used a larger hook size so you could see the stitches more clearly. You would want to use a smaller hook for an amigurumi project.
- St = stitch
- Sc = Single crochet
In the stitch you want to increase in, make your first sc, then make another sc in the same st. That’s it! It’s amazingly easy to make a regular crochet increase.
This is useful for when you want your work to look the same on both sides.
Something to remember
This is a tutorial for the regular decrease. But, if you are interested in the invisible increase then make sure you go to my tutorial on that, right here: How To Make An Invisible Crochet Decrease And Increase
Even though there is an invisible increase, I really don’t use it that often. I usually use this regular
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