This technique among others is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches; in this case you will be decreasing two stitches from your count. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like half double crochet three together, are […]

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This technique among others is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like half double crochet two together, are worked within the row. Generally you'll find decrease instructions in an individual […]

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A chainless foundation, such as foundation half double crochet, is an alternative to creating a foundation chain. This technique creates your stitch and chain at the same time. The benefit to this method is that it is often faster, and produces a foundation row that is sized similarly to a regular row. Because this method […]

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Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHdc)

Working around the front or the back of a post of the previous row gives an interesting raised ridge on the crochet fabric. Around-the-post crochet is worked by inserting the hook from the front or back and around the post of the stitch of the previous row. While the back post half double crochet technique […]

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