Master the Double Crochet Two Together
The double crochet two together (dc2tog) stitch is a decrease stitch that’s great for beginners. This relatively simple stitch requires two stitches and combines them into one. You can use the dc2tog to create a wide range of crocheting projects, including hats, cardigans, socks, mittens, gloves and scarves. These dc2tog instructions will help you master the stitch with a step-by-step tutorial complete with detailed diagrams.
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over (Figure 1) and pull up loop, yarn over (Figure 2), draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over (Figure 3), draw through all loops on hook—1 stitch decreased (Figure 4).
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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.