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

This stitch was originally posted on January 28, 2012


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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