# How do you evenly decrease a stitch in crochet?

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## How do you decrease one stitch evenly in a row?

To decrease stitches, work to the last two stitches of each segment (except the “extra segment”), then knit 2 stitches together, work an SSK decrease or decrease one stitch in any other way you like.

## What does it mean to decrease stitches evenly?

Decrease evenly: The pattern tells you to decrease a number of stitches evenly. … To make decreases in every 6th stitch, means that you work together every 5th and 6th stitch like this: Work 4 sts, K2tog (5th and 6th sts), work 4 sts, K2tog, work 4 sts, K2tog, and continue like this.

## Why am I losing stitches when crocheting?

4. Why do I lose stitches? A major cause of stitch loss is failing to put a stitch into the last stitch of the row. The last stitch can get quite tight and may not look like a ‘real’ stitch – but it is.

## What does F o mean in crochet?

FO. Finished Object. This is just what it says. A knit or crochet project that is entirely finished – including hiding the yarn ends … The opposite of an FO might be OTN, PHD, WIP or UFO.

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## How do you decrease a stitch?

To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.

## How do you increase stitches evenly in a row?

To increase several stitches evenly across a row, you must figure out the best spacing for these increases in the same row.

1. Take the number of stitches to be added and add 1. …
2. Divide the total number of stitches on your needle by the number of spaces between the increases.

## How do you decrease a stitch at the beginning and end of a row?

There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you’re knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other is done at the end of the row.

It is called K2tog.

1. Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
2. Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
3. Knit the last stitch.
4. You have now decreased one stitch.

## How do you keep patterns when decreasing?

For a decrease, always consider which stitch ends up on top. (Hint: in a decrease, whatever stitch our needle enters first ends up on top.) A p2tog is all well and good to turn two purls into one purl, but it doesn’t looks so great when you have a purl overlapping a knit.

## How is raglan decrease calculated?

I want the raglan to be 9″ long as indicated on the schematic. At a gauge of 5.5 rows per inch, that works out to be 50 rows. (In fact, 49.5, but I’m rounding to a whole, even number.) To figure out the rate of decrease, I would divide my 50 rows by 18 decreases.

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