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(invisible) decrease (abbreviation: dec)

The standard method of decreasing can leave a small bump or gap. The invisible decrease is an alternative method of decreasing which will make your decrease stitch look much like the other stitches in the row, resulting in a smoother and more even crochet fabric. Inset the hook in the front loop of the second stitch (1). You now have three loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw it through the first two loops in your hook (2). Wrap the yarn over again and draw it through the two loops remaining on your hook (4). You have now completed one invisible decrease.

(invisible) decrease instructions

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