Why do I keep losing stitches when crocheting?

Why are my crochet stitches increasing?

If your work is getting wider and you didn’t intend for it to, that means you’ve unknowingly added stitches somewhere. … Just subtract the same number of stitches in the next row by working two stitches together until you’re back to the correct stitch count.

What is considered a stitch in crochet?

A crochet stitch is a result of moving a crochet hook through yarn to achieve a specific shape and look in your crochet pattern. Its abbreviation is st for a single stitch and st(s) for more than one stitch.

How do you increase stitches when crocheting?

Step-by-step guide

  1. To increase double crochet in the next stitch, start by inserting your hook.
  2. Yarn over, pull through.
  3. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook.
  4. Now into the same stitch, repeat the double crochet technique.
  5. You’ve now added one stitch to the row.
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