Decreasing is nothing more than taking two or more stitches and turning them into one. There are many ways to do so, in this post I will show two of my favorite methods for decreasing when working in single crochet stitch (double crochet in UK and Australia).
Crocheting more than one stitch in the same hole will stretch it out a little and there will be a small gap under the increase. And if you want to use firmer and tougher yarns like linen, hemp or cotton, it may be worth to use this little trick.
Crocheting in spiral is the basis of amigurumi making - unlike crocheting in rounds, this creates a nice even fabric without a seam where the round ends.
In this tutorial I will show how to use a chain as a base for an oval piece by crocheting the first row around the starting chain.
A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in round by crocheting the first round into an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight.