How to Crochet Invisible Decrease

How to Crochet Invisible Decrease

Embarking on a journey into the whimsical world of amigurumi and plush toy creation is a truly enchanting experience for crochet enthusiasts.

There's something magical about transforming a skein of yarn into charming characters and cuddly creatures that bring joy to both the creator and the lucky recipient.

Amidst the joy, however, lies the challenge of perfecting certain techniques that elevate your amigurumi from good to exceptional. One such technique that plays a pivotal role in achieving a polished and seamless finish is the invisible decrease.

Creating amigurumi isn't just about stitching yarn together; it's about crafting endearing characters with meticulous attention to detail.

The invisible decrease, often referred to as the single crochet two stitches together (sc2tog) in amigurumi, is a key element in achieving a professional and refined look.

In this tutorial, we will delve into the intricacies of the invisible decrease, unraveling the secrets that make it an indispensable skill for any amigurumi enthusiast.

Join us on this journey as we explore the nuances of this technique, step by step, unlocking the potential to transform your amigurumi projects into works of art that captivate and delight.

Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner eager to enhance your skills, mastering the invisible decrease will undoubtedly add a touch of magic to your crochet repertoire.

So, let's dive into the world of seamless stitching and discover the art of creating enchanting amigurumi with the invisible decrease.


Understanding the Invisible Decrease

The invisible decrease, also known as the single crochet two stitches together (sc2tog) in amigurumi, is a game-changer when it comes to creating smooth and clean decreases without leaving visible gaps or bumps. Unlike a regular decrease, the invisible decrease ensures that your stitches blend seamlessly, maintaining the overall appearance of your amigurumi.

Materials Needed:

  1. Yarn in your desired colors
  2. Crochet hook suitable for your yarn weight


Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with Two Single Crochet Stitches

Begin with your amigurumi project and identify the two stitches where you want to make the decrease. Insert your hook into the front loop only of the first stitch.


Step 2: Insert Hook into Second Stitch

Now, without completing the first single crochet, insert your hook into the front loop only of the second stitch.


Step 3: Yarn Over and Pull Through

Yarn over and pull through the front loops of both stitches, leaving two loops on your hook.


Step 4: Yarn Over and Complete the Single Crochet

Finally, yarn over once more and pull through both loops on your hook to complete the invisible decrease.


Step 5: Repeat as Needed

Continue working invisible decreases as instructed in your pattern, placing them strategically to shape your amigurumi without any noticeable gaps.


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Tips for Success

  1. Practice on a swatch before incorporating invisible decreases into your amigurumi project.
  2. Pay attention to your tension to maintain a consistent appearance throughout your work.
  3. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round.



Mastering the invisible decrease is a valuable skill that can significantly enhance the overall look of your amigurumi and plush toys. With a bit of practice and attention to detail, you'll be able to create seamless and professional-looking projects that showcase the true beauty of crochet craftsmanship. Happy crocheting!

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