How to Crochet: Invisible Half Double Crochet Decrease

By Candace – 4 Comments

Invisible decreases are decreases that look like a normal stitches. If you are used to making traditional decreases, you’ll notice that the decreases are obvious and don’t always blend in with the rest of the work. Regular decreases do their job, but when you want the decreases to be less noticeable try using an invisible decrease! There’s an invisible hdc decrease in the next picture.

What’s that you say? You can’t see it? That’s because it’s invisible! Look again.

There it is, right next to the traditional hdc2tog. This decrease follows the same idea as the invisible sc decrease.

Remember you can roll over the pictures for a left-hand view.

Yarn over as you normally would for an hdc.

Insert your hook into the front loop of the next stitch.

Insert your hook into the front loop of the next stitch.

Yarn over.

Pull through the two front loops.

Yarn over and pull through the three remaining loops.

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  1. Amy says:

    Oh wow I had always wondered if you could work a decrease that way but I had never really tried or realized it would make such a dramatic difference

  2. Amy says:

    Oh and I meant to ask if you could do a dc decrease the same way?

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