FAQ: How To Decrease Stitches In Knitting?

How do you decrease one stitch at each end of a row?

Decrease at the end of a row, 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 do a decrease stitch?

Here’s how:

  1. Insert hook into the first stitch.
  2. Yarn over and draw through the loop.
  3. Do not complete the stitch as normal.
  4. Instead, insert the hook into the next stitch.
  5. Yarn over and draw through the loop.
  6. There should now be three loops on your hook.
  7. Yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook.

Why do I have extra stitches in my knitting?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).

How do I decrease crochet stitches?

To decrease in double crochet, work the first double crochet until only 2 loops are on the hook. Yarn over, place hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull yarn through all 3 loops for a completed decrease.

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