Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog) Tutorial
But before we delve into our sc2tog instructions, let’s break things down a bit. If you’re new to crochet, don’t be deterred by the abbreviations. the TOG crochet abbreviation is simply shorthand for “together,” while the beginning determines the type of stitch. In this case, SC2 stands for “single crochet two.” OK, now you’re ready to learn this useful technique!
How to Single Crochet Decrease with sc2tog
- Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops on hook, Figure 1).
- Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook (Figure 2).
- —1 stitch decreased (Figure 3).
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 single 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 single crochet two together (sc2tog).
Sc2tog is used to create decreases in single crochets and can be used in all sorts of projects from hats to sweaters.