How To Crochet the Invisible Decrease and Increase

This crochet tutorial will show you how to crochet the invisible decrease and increase stitches. As the name suggests using the invisible decrease and increase in your amigurumi will make these stitches less noticable and creates a much tidier stitch that will have your amigurumi looking a lot better. Another great benefit is that it will prevent the gaps that you usually get with the standard decrease crochet stitch. Below I will show you how to do invisible increase and decrease stitch and how to use them with any amigurumi pattern.

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How to crochet the Invisible Increase Stitch

The invisible increase is not that different from the original increase. The only change is you will be working your first stitch into the front loop only, then working the second stitch through both loops. To skip to the invisible decrease click here.

Step 1

How to do an invisible increase step 1
Insert hook into front loop of st, yarn over hook and pull through two loops.

Step 2

how to do an invisible increase step 2
Yarn over hook and pull through remaining two loops.

Step 3

How to do invisible increase step 3
Insert hook through both loops of same st, yarn over hook and pull through two loops. yarn over hook and pull through the remaining two loops.

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How to crochet the Invisible Decrease Stitch

Next I will show how to crochet the invisible decrease. I use the crochet invisible decrease stitch in all of my amigurumi patterns. When using the standard decrease in amigurumi you will be left with some gaps between stitches. So to tighten up these gaps and prevent the stuffing from showing through try using the invisible decrease in your next amigurumi project.

Step 1

How to do an invisible decrease step1
Insert hook into front loop of stitch

Step 2

How to do an invisible decrease 2
Insert hook into front loop of the next stitch

Step 3

How to do an invisible decrease step3
Yarn over hook pull through two loops

Step 4

How to do an invisible decrease step 4
Yarn over hook pull through remaining two loops

And that’s it, if you would like to check out some other tips for amigurumi check out my post on 6 Tips and Tricks for Better Amigurumi.

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