Master the Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog) with this Expert Guide
To decrease in crochet is to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like double crochet two together, are worked within the row. Generally you’ll find decrease instructions in an individual pattern to suite the particular stitch being worked, but here are the basics on how to double crochet two together.
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (figure 1), yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (figure 2), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook (figure 3) —1 stitch decreased (figure 4).