Online Class

Crochet Essentials: Increases & Decreases

Get own-forever classes for less than $8 a month!
As an annual Bluprint member, you'll choose one own-forever class to add to your library each month
Gift Bluprint

Increase and decrease with confidence! From basic techniques to fun shapes and stitch patterns, learn how to give your projects great shape.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Tamara Kelly
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Increasing in the Round
4. Basic Decreases
5. Advanced Decreases
6. Chevrons
7. Special Stitches

Taught by

Tamara  Kelly
Tamara Kelly
Tamara Kelly is the professional designer and blogger behind Moogly, a site dedicated to connecting the crochet community through patterns, tutorials and more. She has written for publications such as I like Crochet and Country Woman and is a proud member of the Crochet Guild of America. Tamara's Awards include 2013 Craftsy Blogger Award for Best Tutorials, Yarn Box Top Crochet Designer of 2013 and 2013 Top Blogger on All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns.

If you're not delighted with your Bluprint experience, we'll make it right or give you a full refund.