# How much can you increase in crochet?

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## What does decrease mean in crochet?

Understanding What Decrease Means

A crochet decrease makes the current row or round that you are working on shorter than the one previous to it. So, for example, if you worked twenty stitches into the previous row when you decrease you may only work thirteen stitches.

## What does Ch mean in crochet?

The chain stitch (abbreviated ch) is the basis for all crochet. Almost every crochet pattern begins with a chain stitch. If you’re working in rows, your first row is a series of chain stitches, which is not surprisingly called a foundation chain.

## How do you increase stitches evenly in crochet?

To determine the number of stitches between your shaping stitches, divide the current number of stitches by the number to be increased or decreased. Here are a couple of examples: You have 60 stitches and you are told to increase 6 stitches evenly across. 60 ÷ 6 = increase at every 10th stitch.

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