How to Make an Increase Stitch Resource Library Image

How to Crochet an Increase Stitch

Knowing how to crochet an increase stitch into your crochet project is an essential crochet technique and super easy to do. The purpose of an increase in crochet is to grow your project. The growing occurs in either width or circumference. Increasing in conjunction with decreasing is also used to make curves and turns.

In a pattern, an increase can also be called for by stating, “crochet 2 stitches into the next stitch” or “crochet 3 stitches into the next stitch”. You may ALSO see it as “doubling” or “tripling” a stitch.

Not to make it confusing or anything. GEEZ.

I’ll give you written steps below, but it might be quicker to just watch my ONE MINUTE tutorial which I’ve included below too!

How to increase stitch video tutorial image


Work two or more stitches into one stitch. This applies to whatever type of stitch you’re using – single crochet, double crochet, etc.


To grow your crochet project in width or circumference by adding stitches.

How to make an increase stitch image 2


  1. Make your first single crochet into the next stitch as normal.
  2. Crochet one more single crochet into that same stitch which you just used for the first stitch

Want more quick and easy tutorials? I’ve got a ton of them in the FREE Resource Library which you can find here.

Leave a Reply