How to Increase in Crochet

To increase the width of a basic crochet fabric, 2 or more stitches must be worked into 1 stitch at the point specified in the project instructions.

Single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and longer stitches are all increased in the same manner.

There is no specific abbreviation for a crochet increase. Patterns will usually give instructions similar to "2 sc in the next sc", to indicate you will work two single crochet stitches in the next single crochet stitch, and thereby increase.

Single Crochet Increase

Step 1

Work a single crochet into the specified stitch.

How to Do Crochet Increases

Step 2

Work a second single crochet into the same stitch.

How to Do Crochet Increases

Double Crochet Increase

Work a double crochet increase in the same way you work a single crochet increase.

How to Double Crochet Increase