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I have a kind of socks pattern and start to crochet it.
but I couldn't advance more than 2 rows:(
because of decreasing of this pattern!
H don't know how to decrease like what is below in the image (in red rounds)
should I ignore those stitches in red rounds???
or doing something else?
I'm a novice in crochet.
help me please.

Hello Mitra,

Sorry for taking so long to reply to your question.

If I am reading the chart correctly, it is just telling you to do a 2 dc decrease (or later on there is a 3 dc decrease)

This is how you do a 2 dc decrease.
1 Wrap the yarn over the hook, and insert the hook into the next stitch.

2 Wrap the yarn over the hook again, and pull it back through the stitch.

3 Wrap the yarn over the hook, and pull it back through the first two loops on the hook.

4 Repeat Steps 1 through 3 with the next stitch.

5 Wrap the yarn over the hook, and pull it back through all of the loops on the hook
It is the same concept with a 3 dc decrease you just do row 4 twice.

Hope that helps,



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I can answer questions that concern reading crochet patterns and filet charts. I am not qualified to help with patterns that are only picture charts. I specialize in thread or cotton crochet, especially making doilies.


I have been crocheting for the past 6 years and have made many different projects. I have also helped many beginners start on their crocheting journing. I have done both wool and thread crochet, but I am better at thread crochet. I specialize in making doilies and lace items such as tablecloths, place settings, etc.

Crochet is a very enjoyable hobby that I pursue, but I have never had any education regarding this subject. What I know I am self taught and have perfected through many years of practice. I have finished my bachelor degree at college, and I just joining the workforce.

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