If you are making a 3D crochet construction such as an amigurumi toy, you will need to reduce the stitches (dec) in some of the rounds to form a shape. This is how you do it:
|Insert the hook into the 1st and 2nd |
sc stitches of the previous round.
Three loops on the hook.
|Yarn over the hook.|
|Pull yarn through the first 2 loops.|
|Two loops remain on the hook.|
Yarn over the hook.
|Pull yarn through the|
remaining two loops on the hook.
|You've now reduced two sc stitches|
into one sc stitch.
Continue to sc or dec
according to the pattern.