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with Tamara Kelly
Online Class

Crochet Essentials: Increases & Decreases

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Crochet decreases and increases for lots of common situations! Join the mind behind Moogly, Tamara Kelly, and learn how to give your projects great shape. During class, you'll see each method demonstrated in single, double and half-double crochet, whether you're right- or left-handed. Along the way, Tamara will teach you how to work with chart symbols for each technique and show you how to crochet fun shapes such as ovals, triangles and squares. You'll even learn to work increases and decreases in popular stitch patterns such as chevron and lace. Plus, class ends with some special stitches that you don't want to miss!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h4m

Included in this Class

1. Basic Increases

1. Basic Increases

Meet Tamara Kelly, your guide to crochet increases and decreases. Tamara begins by demonstrating how increases and decreases are used in a number of designs. Then she shows how to increase using three different, simple stitches: single, half-double and double, for both righties and lefties.

2. Increasing in Rows

2. Increasing in Rows

Creating shape in your crochet design is often as easy as adding a few increases. Tamara begins by showing how those increases can create a curve, then moves on to a triangle before finishing the lesson by demonstrating how to stitch a seamless yoke for a child's top-down sweater.

3. Increasing in the Round

3. Increasing in the Round

Increasing in the round begins with the simplest design: a flat circle. Tamara shows you how to create one with or without corners. Then she moves on to motifs and borders before breaking down an oval into its component parts, turning a potentially tricky shape into an easy one.