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Re: crochet stitches together
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: March 15, 2009 04:28PM

No, you actually work a dc in each stitch, but you only work each dc the to the last step or "within one step of completion." At the end you will yarn-over and pull through all of the loops remaining on your hook.

So, in your case, yarn-over and insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn-over and pull through the old stitch. Yarn over again and pull through two loops. This is "working the stitch "within one step of completion." Do this for all four stitches. You'll end up with five loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all loops at once.

In any situation which calls for crocheting multiple stitches together in this way, just substitute the number of pull-throughs for the stitch you are working. If it were trebles, after pulling the yarn through the old stitch you would yarn-over, pull through, yarn-over, pull through, then go on to the next stitch. No matter how high the stitch is over a dc you will always have one more loop on your hook at the end (before that last yarn-over pull through) than stitches worked together. This is a good check to make sure that you have done it correctly. In your case your are crocheting four stitches together, so you will have 5 loops on your hook just before finishing the decrease.

Hdc is different because you do a yarn-over before inserting the hook into the work, but you only pull through once after pulling up through the old stitch.

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  crochet stitches together sharon48 03/15/2009 12:23AM
  Re: crochet stitches together Alex 03/15/2009 04:28PM

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