How to dc2tog

A basic crochet decrease. Here's a super quick how-to on how to double crochet 2 together.

When I started crocheting, I used to just skip stitches when I wanted to decrease. But why? Decreasing is actually so easy when crocheting. Here is a super quick how-to on how to double crochet 2 together.

How to Double Crochet 2 Together (decrease)

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

I’m starting with a super simple swatch of just 3 rows of 6 dc stitches. Also, don’t mind my broken hook. I like to think of it as my lucky Harry Potter hook…

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

1. Chain 2 to make your dc. first turning stitch. We will be crocheting the next two stitches together.

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

2. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull yarnΒ though onto hook (now you have 3 loops on your hook).

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

3. Pull yarn through 2 stitches (2 loops on hook). So far everything is the same as if you were making a normal dc.

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

4. Now instead of finishing your dc stitch as you would normally, insert your hook into the next stitch, and pull yarn through onto your hook (now you’ll have 4 loops on your hook).

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

5. Pull yarn through 2 stitches (3 loops on hook).

How to dc2tog | Sara Knits Co.

6. Pull yarn through remaining 3 loops.

7. Rejoice!


How did it go? Easy peasy right? Now decrease away my young grasshoppers!

_sara

 

 

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