# How do you increase stitches?

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## How do I increase stitches evenly across a row?

To increase several stitches evenly across a row, you must figure out the best spacing for these increases in the same row.

1. Take the number of stitches to be added and add 1. …
2. Divide the total number of stitches on your needle by the number of spaces between the increases.

## How do you increase stitches when crocheting?

To increase one stitch in single, half double, double or treble crochet, simply work two stitches in one stitch. For example, if you are working in single crochet and you need to increase one stitch, you would work one single crochet in the next stitch; then you would work another single crochet in the same stitch.

## How do you increase a stitch at the beginning and end of a row in knitting?

One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.

## What does knit 2 together mean?

Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.

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