Crochet – crochet together every … and … stitch

If you are advised to crochet together every … and … stitch, always two stitches of the previous round or row are crocheted together with one stitch in the new round or row in regular intervals.

Tip: If there isn’t mentioned which kind of stitches should be crocheted in the new round, the crochet piece usually consists almost exclusively of a certain kind of stitches an then this is meant as well. For example Amigurumis are mainly crocheted with single crochet stitches and then this instructions always means single crochet stitches.

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Crochet – crochet together every … and … stitch

Depending on the interval of the decreases the exact advise in the crochet pattern will be „crochet together every 1st and 2nd stitch“, „crochet together every 2nd and 3rd stitch“,„crochet together every 3rd and 4th stitch“, etc.

Tip: This simple way of counting is suitable for beginners, but decreases will be clearly visible. For many crochet pieces that isn´t that bad or even desirable. But for others it´s still ugly to look at, for example when crocheting Amigurumis. If you already have some practice and want to get invisible decreases when crocheting, you should offset them. In addition you will find here the stitch table for circles and spheres, which will help you to offset the decreases. There is also a special technique to really get almost invisible decreases when crocheting, about which you can also read more about here.

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Crochet together every 1st and 2nd stitch

If you want to crochet together every 1st and 2nd stitch, you are always counting the stitches of the previous round like „1, 2 … 1, 2 … 1, 2 … 1, 2 …“ etc., no matter how many stitches there are. The decrease always is on the 1st and 2nd stitch. Here all stitches are crocheted together in pairs, which halves the number of stitches at the end of the new round or row.

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Crochet together every 2nd and 3rd stitch

If you want to crochet together every 2nd and 3rd stitch, you are always counting the stitches of the previous round like „1, 2, 3 … 1, 2, 3 … 1, 2, 3 … 1, 2, 3 …“ etc., no matter how many stitches there are. The decrease always is on the 2nd and 3rd stitch and the first stitch will be crocheted as usually.

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Crochet together every 3rd and 4th stitch

If you want to crochet together every 3rd and 4th stitch, you are always counting the stitches of the previous round like „1, 2, 3, 4 … 1, 2, 3, 4 … 1, 2, 3, 4 … 1, 2, 3, 4 …“ etc., no matter how many stitches there are. The decrease always is on the 3rd and 4th stitch and the first and the second stitch will be crocheted as usually.

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Crochet together every 4th and 5th stitch

If you want to crochet together every 4th and 5th stitch, you are always counting the stitches of the previous round like „1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 …“ etc., no matter how many stitches there are. The decrease always is on the 4th and 5th stitch and stitches from the first to the third will be crocheted as usually.

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Crochet together every … and … stitch

This is always the same rhythm, no matter what kind of stitches you should crochet together. You always count up to the last stitch of the instruction and then start over. The decrease is always on both last stitches and the stitches before are crocheted as usually.