Last Updated on May 27, 2018 by wendigratz
A question I get asked very often is: when I sc2tog, that decrease looks all big and loose. How do I fix it?
Today, I’ll show you! If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to sc2tog, then click here for a video.
Aim for even stitches
A very common problem is either having the decrease look loose, or the stitch next to it. No worries! It’s fixable!
Today, I’ll show you how to get a really nice decrease, based on my teardrop technique. Basically, at every step of the stitch, you want to make sure that the loop on the hook looks like a tight teardrop.
Let’s look at the step-by-step photos of me doing a decrease:
Do you see how at every step the loop is snug against the hook? Not strangling the hook, but snug.
That’s the trick! A crochet stitch is formed from these loops, so if one of these loops gets big, then your stitch will be big and loose!