How to DC2TOG (double Crochet 2 Together) – a Decrease Stitch!




Introduction: How to DC2TOG (double Crochet 2 Together) – a Decrease Stitch!

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DC2TOG (double crochet 2 together) is a really cool and easy decreasing stitch!
Basically, it takes 2 stitches and combines them into 1! So simple to do…and if you already know how to double crochet, then this will be a breeze for you!

Perfect for reducing your stitches and shaping projects!

Watch the video below or follow the photo tutorial to learn how to DC2TOG!

Step 1: Yarn Over

Step 2: Insert Hook Through Stitch to Be Worked.

Step 3: Yarn Over

Step 4: Draw Back Through Stitch

Step 5: You Now Have 3 Loops on Your Hook!

Step 6: Yarn Over

Step 7: Draw Back Through First 2 Loops Only.

Step 8: Yarn Over

Step 9: Insert Your Hook Into Next Stitch.

Step 10: Yarn Over

Step 11: Draw Back Through Stitch

Step 12: There Are Now 4 Loops on Your Hook!

Step 13: Yarn Over

Step 14: Draw Back Through First 2 Loops Only.

Step 15: Yarn Over

Step 16: Draw Back Through the Last 3 Loops on Your Hook

Step 17: You Have Now Finished a DC2TOG!

You can see in the photo above, the 2 stitches that were double crocheted together in purple. When you work your next row, these will now be 1 stitch.

Just repeat steps 1-14 for every DC2TOG you want to make!

Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions in comments below!

Happy Crocheting!

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    Question 1 year ago


    I am over 30 rows into a throw that is about 42” wide. I have only been crocheting a couple months now, but I set my work down for a couple days and came back to work on it and after a few rows I started to second guess myself. So I went online to clarify what I was doing on the dc2tog and came across this way of doing the dc2tog, but I realized I was doing a slightly different dc2tog. For steps 14-17, this version says to yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through the last three loops. Since at least my last few rows (maybe the whole throw), I’ve been doing the opposite of pull through 3, then pull through last 2. As you can see in the attached picture.

    Now I’m not sure if I started my throw with this (instructables) version of the dc2tog or the other technique. Will it impact the design/finish if I do one or the other? Will it impact the finished look if I started with one and changed? Should I finish/change back, to the 2 loop, then 3 loop from this point on?

    Hope that makes sense.
    Thank you!!!!


    Answer 2 years ago

    Do I dc 2 Times in same space dc inc twice


    4 years ago

    Your instructions finally did the trick! I was googling and watching other videos for days! thank you.


    Question 4 years ago

    Hi i am not sure if you can help me but i am hoping you can. I am doing a pattern at the moment and I'm stuck on a few of the actions if you could help me with this i would be very happy. The action is *7dc work 2dc together * repeat from * to *. (24)
    Please let me know if you can help. Thank you