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What I am Working On : Decrease and Invisible Decrease Videos

Ink & Stitches Logo - Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
Ink & Stitches Logo – Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I thought it high time to post a couple more How to Crochet Amigurumi videos on my Ink & Stitches YouTube Channel.

For this week, I wanted to share how to make a Decrease stitch and alternatively, how to make one of my favorite stitches, the Invisible Decrease (a variation on the first).

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
‘Decrease’ – Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Decreasing stitches are used in making amigurumi, whenever you are trying to close the hole on a 3-D piece you are working on. Whether it is the head that needs rounding off, a foot, or an arm, this is one of the most common stitches used when crocheting amigurumi. It is definitely a must have in your crochet belt if you are ready to jump into creating these fun characters.

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
‘Invisible Decrease’ – Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I spoke more on decreasing and invisible decreasing, during the A to Z Challenge: I is for Invisible Decrease. I shared pictures that step you through the process, but here I wanted to share the same information, but in a more hands on approach.

When I first learned to crochet, YouTube videos were the best way for me to learn. I hope these two videos will help you to understand the difference between the two stitches, and will assist you in being able to make them on your own.


Invisible Decrease:

Which of these two do you prefer? Has this helped clarify how to make each one for you?

If you are wondering what else I’ve been working on this week, it is much the same as before. Edits are still underway for my book, Adeline and the Mystic Berries, and I’m making great progress! Also, my dad’s illustration is nearing completion. I am finishing up coloring in the water and then it will be all set to matte and frame!

I am still working on beta reading, Dan Alatorre’s book, The Navigators and am about two-thirds of the way through.

I also got to do some reading for fun this week, actual sit-and-relax reading! Check out my Goodreads profile to keep up to date with what I’ve read, am currently reading, and want to read next. Why not?

The books I’ve read recently are:

Devlin’s Door by K. Kibbee (here is my Review for this book)

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake (here is my Review for this book)

The books I’m currently reading:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (review to come)

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (review to come)

That officially sums up my week. I hope you all had an amazing week as well! What were you up to? Did you get anything fun or creative done? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter
Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

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