Insert needle from outside in of back loop

How to decrease single crochet

There are 2 ways to decrease single crochet. For amigurumi, crocheted stuffed dolls, an invisible decrease is much preferred because it helps keep your piece looking smooth on the outside.

Step-by-step photos

Pull yarn through loop in center of closed piece

Alternate method: Regular decrease

Yarn over

1. Insert hook under both loops of next stitch, and yarn over.

Two loops on the hook

2. Pull yarn through stitch. There should now be 2 loops on your hook.

Yarn over a hook that's inserted into 2 consecutive stitches with 2 loops on it

3. Insert hook under both loops of next stitch, and yarn over.

Hook with 3 loops on it

4. Pull yarn through stitch. There should now be 3 loops on your hook.

Yarn over a hook that has 3 loops on it

5. Yarn over

Yarn being pulled through 3 loops

6. Pull yarn through all 3 loops, and you’re done! There should only be 1 loop left on your hook.

Materials

Here’s what’s in your kit:

  1. 4.0mm hook (if you paid the additional charge)
  2. Stitch marker attached to green yarn
  3. 8mm safety eyes
  4. 6mm safety eyes
  5. Tapestry needle
  6. Poly-fil stuffing
  7. Pink yarn
  8. Green yarn, with some stitches already made and a stitch marker attached

You might not know yet what all these materials are for, but fret not, it will all be revealed soon. The only other thing you’ll need is scissors, and you’re good to go!