Lately I was asked how my decrease stitches look so smooth and unnoticeable. So I decided to talk about decreasing single crochet stitches. It`s an amigurumi basic technique which you will need almost all the time. I use two different methods, from which the invisible decrease is my absolute favourite. For those who love to make toys I highly recommend to learn it. You will achieve a lot better quality and you`re toys will look much better!
1. When you`ve come to the decrease part stick your crochet hook through the next stitch and bring up a loop. You have 2 loops on hook.
2. Stick your hook through the next stitch as well and bring up a loop. Now you have 3 loops on hook.
3. Take the yarn on your hook and bring through all three loops on hook.
Here you will see regular decrease stitches in a row.
1. When you`ve come to the decrease part stick your crochet hook through the first loop of the next two stitches.
2. Take the yarn on your hook and bring through the first two loops on hook.
3. Take the yarn once more on your hook and bring through the remaining two loops on hook.
When using this method the decrease will look much more like the usual single crochet stitch. The surface will be smoother and your finished toy will simply look better.