What does it mean to increase a stitch in crochet?

What does it mean to increase a stitch?

Increasing stitches simply means that you need to add an extra stitch or stitches to your knitting. … This way you can start knitting some simple knit patterns. When you increase stitches you’ll be shaping your knitting and making the fabric wider. An example is when you knit a sleeve for a sweater.

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