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NSAD Rewind: How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Two Together Decrease (hdc2tog)

This stitch was originally posted on January 28, 2012


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This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the half double crochet two together decrease (hdc2tog). This is a method of shaping your fabric by removing stitches while doing half double crochet. It can be used in hats, bags, sweaters, and even in afghans.



Skill: Easy

Instructions:

Step 1: Yarn over the crochet hook.

Step 2: Insert the crochet hook into the next stitch on your row.

Step 3: Yarn over the crochet hook again.

Step 4: Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your hook.

Step 5: Insert the crochet hook into the next stitch on your row.

Step 6: Yarn over the crochet hook again.

Step 7: Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have four stitches on your hook.

Step 8: Yarn over the crochet hook one last time.

Step 9: Pull the yarn through all four stitches on your crochet hook.

Repeat steps 1 – 9 until you have decreased the number of stitches required by your pattern.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Half Double Crochet Two Together Decrease (hdc2tog)

Example of the Half Double Crochet Two Together Decrease (hdc2tog)

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