# What is increase and decrease in crochet?

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## What does increase in crochet mean?

Increasing involves crocheting 2 stitches in the same stitch.

## How do you calculate increase in crochet?

Output increase:

1. You will increase every X stitches (X = the first number you got).
2. That means: Knit or crochet Y stitches as usual & then increase 1 (Y = the second number you got). Repeat until you have knitted or crocheted all the stitches.

## What does increase 6 times in crochet mean?

Line 4 – rnd 2: inc in each st around (12)

An increase means you make two single crochet stitches into the same stitch. You have 6 stitches from the previous round to crochet into, therefore you will be making 6 increases total.

## What does x2 mean in crochet?

The two times just means you do what is inside the brackets twice in a row. So, if you write it out fully, you would: inc, sc 8, inc, sc 8.

## What does 3 times mean in crochet?

[Sc in next 2 sts, (dc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches) twice] three times would have you single crochet in each of the next two stitches, double crochet in each of the next three stitches, single crochet in each of the next two stitches, double crochet in each of the next three stitches, single crochet in …

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