DC2TOG Crochet Stitch Tutorial
How do you double crochet two together, or dc2tog? Let me show you! This is an easy way to decrease the number of stitches in your project. What we are doing is working two stitches together so that they become one. For every dc2tog crochet stitch that is worked, one stitch is subtracted from the row (or round) that you are working on. It might sound tricky at first, but I promise that it's easy! With my video and photo tutorials, I think you'll get the hang of it in no time.
All of my patterns and tutorials use U.S. terms.
Begin the stitch as you would a normally would, by yarning over. Then insert your hook into the next stitch space. Yarn over and pull through. At this point you'll have three loops on the hook. Next, yarn over and then insert your hook into the next stitch. Then yarn over and pull through again. Now you'll have four loops on the hook. After that, yarn over and pull through two. This will leave three loops on the hook. Finally, yarn over and pull through the three remaining loops.
- Any yarn
- Corresponding crochet hook
Diagrams for dc2tog:
Are you a visual learner looking for textbook style illustrations? The Craft Yarn Council offers great diagrams on what this stitch looks like: https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/mar06_croc_decrease.html