So you’re working on a crochet pattern and you come across a new, fancy term: the dc2tog. What to do? First things first, do not panic! This stitch is much easier than it looks. Let me teach you how to double crochet two together with this dc2tog tutorial.
DC2TOG: How to Double Crochet Two Together
When you double crochet two together, you are taking what were two double crochet stitches and turning them into just one double crochet stitch. This is also known as a decrease, and is particularly helpful in chevron or ripple patterns – or any pattern with a double crochet decrease. 😉
See the VIDEO for the dc2tog below.
With the dc2tog, you’ll start a double crochet as normal, but only complete half of it. Then you’ll complete a double crochet in the next stitch. Here’s a step-by-step guide with photos:
1. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. (three loops on hook)
2. Yarn over, pull through two loops. (two loops on hook)
3. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop. (four loops on hook)
4. Yarn over, pull through two loops. (three loops on hook)
5. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.
Double crochet decrease made!
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