# How do you read a crochet pattern increase?

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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.

## What do asterisks mean in crochet pattern?

Crochet patterns often have a series of steps that are repeated several times across a row. Rather than writing these out time after time, asterisks (*) are used to indicate the repeats. … That means that the steps following the asterisk are to be repeated, in order, until you reach the end of the row.

## What does C mean in a crochet pattern?

BPtr = back post triple crochet(s) C: CA = color A. CB = color B.

## Does an increase count as one or two stitches?

The taller stitches (the double crochet and treble crochet) are easier to count the post of the stitch because the stitch is so tall. With the single crochet and half double crochet, it may be easier to count the ‘v’ stitch at the top. Remember, the loop on your hook at the end of each row does not count as a stitch!

## What does 2 SC mean in crochet?

The single crochet two together (sc2tog) technique is a great skill to add to your crocheting arsenal. This basic crochet decrease stitch allows you to eliminate stitches from your pattern so that you can create unique shapes.

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