Mee-ow to you all. It is I, Mimi.
Today I’m going to show you how to increase stitches.
This is usually specified one of two ways in a pattern. Either inc, which is short for increase and is usually followed by a number and type of
stitch, eg inc 1 dc.
Alternatively, a pattern may specify a number and type of stitch in the next stitch of the previous row, eg 2 dc in next st.
Both of these mean the same thing. Here is what we do.
Imagine you have a row of dcs like this.
And you are half way through a second line of them when the pattern tells you “inc 1 dc” or “2 dc in next st”.
In either case, you then make 2 stitches into the top of one stitch like this.
If you are asked to increase more than 1 you just keep adding the required stitches to the same stitch in the previous row.
This same technique is also applicable if you are working in a round.