How do you calculate decrease in crochet?
It’s quite simple to calculate how many increases/decreases you need to make. All you have to do is divide the current number of stitches by the number to be increased/decreased. Let’s say you have 186 stitches and you need to decrease 8 stitches to get a stitch count of 178 st. 186/8=23.3.
Why does my crochet decrease?
The number of stitches in each row is different: This is the most common reason why your project seems to take on a life of its own. For every stitch you miss in a row, your crochet gradually gets smaller. Likewise, if you accidentally add a stitch every now and then, your project will start to grow.
How do you increase evenly in crochet?
- Knit or crochet A stitches as usual & then increase 1, then knit or crochet B stitches as usual & then increase 1 (A = the third number you got, B = the fourth number you got).
- Repeat until you have knitted or crocheted all the stitches.
Why can’t I crochet straight?
The most obvious, and most common, reason that people fail to crochet straight edges is because they are putting too many or too few stitches into the row. Make sure that you count your stitches as you go and that they always add up to the correct number.
Why is my crochet blanket getting longer?
If your work is getting wider and you didn’t intend for it to, that means you’ve unknowingly added stitches somewhere. Just subtract the same number of stitches in the next row by working two stitches together until you’re back to the correct stitch count.
Why does my crochet circle curl up?
The main culprits for ruffling and curling are too many or too few stitches. Varying stitch heights have an impact on the crocheted fabric. If, for instance, some rows are made of single crochet and others made of double crochets, you will need to adjust the number of stitches in each round to accommodate that.
Why do you increase or decrease in crochet?
Increasing in rows is easy in crochet because you are using the same stitches that you’ve already learned when first learning how to crochet. Decreasing means that you are reducing the number of stitches in a row, so that the row you are working in has fewer stitches than the row below it.