And this time I thought I'd take a picture of the decrease rows so you can get a better idea about single crocheting two stitches together at the same point on each row:
Single crocheting two stitches together is what happens when you insert your hook through a stitch and draw up the yarn. Instead of pulling your yarnover through your two loops, you insert your hook into the next stitch and pull your yarnover through all three of your loops.
One of the commenters on the right-handed tutorial post said I didn't describe it well, so I thought I'd give it a better shot this time.
I still stand by my original statement that words are hard, and pictures are better. By the way, this is what happens after you single crochet two stitches together:
If you look closely you can see how the fabric is starting to pull a bit. Eventually, it will turn like a corner on the bottom portion of the jacket and be completely adorable!
And, in case you would like to see this demonstrated for a left-handed hooker by an actual demonstrating professional (sorry, not that kind of professional), here's a video!
I'm telling you, video tutorials are my favorite way to learn new techniques. I'm not a shy person, but I start to feel embarrassed if I have to ask someone to show me how to do something 3 or 4 or 10 times because I'm just not getting it, or because I wanted to be super sure of something. But a video? I can watch that all day!
Or at least as many times as I need to in order to try out a new technique. And this little sweater is the perfect practice!