Decreasing Blocks in Filet CrochetBy Candace – Be the first to comment
Decreasing in filet crochet is incredibly simple. You either simply make the row shorter or start the row with slip stitches, and this works whether you’re decreasing on top of solid blocks or spaces.
To decrease at the beginning of the row, simply slip stitch in the number of stitches necessary. In a 4-dc mesh, you would be making a multiple of 3 + 1 sl sts. The last stitch you sl st in should be a dc (one of the outer stitches of a block). It will also be the st you make your turning chain in (counts as 1 dc)
To decrease at the end of the row, make the last block and simply turn and start the next row. It’s really that easy.
If you’re working freehand or writing your own pattern, increasing and decreasing is a great way to make interesting shapes in the overall fabric–not just the pictures you’re making with your open and solid meshes.
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