The Invisible Crochet Decrease: Step by Step Written Tutorial.

In this post, learn how to crochet THE INVISIBLE SC DECREASE and trust me, you are gonna just love this magical technique, specially if you are crocheting projects like Amigurumi.

I learned this technique, when I started on my Amigurumi Christmas Nativity scene project and found this technique to be very helpful and easy as well as it also gave my project a more professional look. The Invisible decrease though is more of an advanced technique and may take a while to master but its totally worth it.

So why the Invisible decrease as compared to the regular 2tog decrease…

  1. The Invisible decrease as compared to the regular 2tog decrease gives your crocheted project a better and smoother finish with lesser gaps and bumps.
  2. The regular decrease can be more easily visible, while the Invisible decrease blends in, making it unnoticeable even to the professional eye.
  3. The thing worth noting about the Invisible decrease is that you will be crocheting in the front loop only, unlike the regular decrease where you insert your hook through both the loops.

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Let’s learn how to crochet an Invisible decrease…

The abbreviation for the INVISIBLE DECREASE is inv dec

  1. Working in the front loop only, insert hook into the indicated stitch. (Don’t yarn over)
  1. Now swinging back your hook, insert hook into the front loop only of the next stitch. (You should now have 3 loops on your hook)
  1. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook. (You should have 2 loops remaining on the hook)
  1. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.

You have made your first inv sc dec. Continue in the same way around or wherever a dec is indicated.

The Invisible decrease can also be worked in double, half double or even Treble crochet.


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3 thoughts on “The Invisible Crochet Decrease: Step by Step Written Tutorial.

  1. Been using this for a long time now and imo it really is the best way when making amis because it doesn’t show. Nice tutorial!

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