# What is increase/decrease in crochet?

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## How do you calculate increase in crochet?

Output increase:

1. You will increase every X stitches (X = the first number you got).
2. That means: Knit or crochet Y stitches as usual & then increase 1 (Y = the second number you got). Repeat until you have knitted or crocheted all the stitches.

## How do you increase stitches evenly in crochet?

To determine the number of stitches between your shaping stitches, divide the current number of stitches by the number to be increased or decreased. Here are a couple of examples: You have 60 stitches and you are told to increase 6 stitches evenly across. 60 ÷ 6 = increase at every 10th stitch.

## How much can you increase in crochet?

The shorter the stitch, the more rounds it will take to notice a change in shape.

1. when working in single crochet stitches, stop increasing approximately 6 rounds before you want the shape to change.
2. when working in half double crochet stitches, stop increasing approximately 3 rounds before you want the shape to change.
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