Sep 1, 2015

How to DC2TOG (double crochet 2 together) – A Decrease Stitch!

by Angela | 1 Comment

How to DC2TOG

 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!

 

 

How to DC2TOG #1Step 1) Yarn over.

How to DC2TOG #2Step 2)  Insert hook through stitch to be worked.

How to DC2TOG #3Step 3)  Yarn over.

How to DC2TOGStep 4)  Draw back through stitch.

How to DC2TOGYou now have 3 loops on your hook!

How to DC2TOGStep 5)  Yarn over.

How to DC2TOGStep 6)  Draw back through first 2 loops only.

How to DC2TOG(2 Loops on hook)  Step 7)  Yarn over.

In a normal double crochet, you would draw through these last 2 loops to finish it.  But since you are double crocheting 2 stitches together, you will now get ready to work into the next stitch.

How to DC2TOGStep 8)  Insert your hook into next stitch.

How to DC2TOGStep 9)  Yarn over.

How to DC2TOGStep 10)  Draw back through stitch.

How to DC2TOGThere are now 4 loops on your hook!

How to DC2TOGStep 11)  Yarn over.

How to DC2TOGStep 12)  Draw back through first 2 loops only.

How to DC2TOG(3 loops on hook)   Step 13)  Yarn over.

How to DC2TOGStep 14)  Draw back through the last 3 loops on your hook.

How to DC2TOGYou 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!

Angela from Creatiknit.com

 

 

 

Like the hook in this tutorial?  You can get one of your very own here: Furls Heirloom Hook

This is an affiliate link, which means that if you click it, you won’t pay a penny more, and I’ll receive a small commission…which keeps this blog going! :)

Related posts:

Comments

  1. Joyce Childress says:

    Explained so well even I (beginner) can understand. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *