Double Crochet Increase (2/3dc inc)

Standard term:  Increasing

Standard abbreviation:  inc

UK examples:
2dc in next st
2dc in next dc/tr
inc in next st
dc inc in next

USA examples:
2sc in next st
2sc in next sc/dc
inc in next st
sc inc in next

Notes:
Increases are made by working a multiple number of stitches into the same stitch or chain space.


The standard term for an increase of any kind is 'inc' but usually specific instructions are given to show how the increase should be made.

Tutorial (2dc inc):


 1.  Make one double crochet (UK dc/USA sc) into the place where you'd like the increase.  Then a second stitch is worked into the same place.
 2.  Insert the hook into the stitch (or chain space) and wrap the yarn.
 3.  Pull a loop through.
 4.  Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through the 2 loops already on your hook to complete the 2nd dc (USA sc).
 5.  The increase has been made, where there was 1 stitch, there are now 2.











Tutorial (3dc inc):

 1.  If a 3 stitch increase is required, just repeat steps 2 to 4 above again.  This will leave you with 3 dc (USA sc) stitches in the same place.
2.  The increase has been made, where there was 1 stitch, there are now 3.

This can be repeated to make as many stitches as the pattern requires.