New Stitch a Day Rewind: How to Crochet The Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog) Decrease

This stitch was originally posted on May 13, 2011

The double crochet two together decrease (dc2tog) is a basic decrease stitch that helps shape your project by removing stitches from your pattern in a row that uses the Double Crochet stitch. It is used in everything from sweaters to hats to bags.

 

Skill: Beginner

Abbreviation: dc2tog

Pattern:

Step 1: Yarn over.

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

Step 3: Yarn over.

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

Step 5: Yarn over.

Step 6: Pull the yarn through the first two stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your crochet hook.

Step 7: Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch on your row.

Step 8: Yarn over.

Step 9: Pull the yarn through the first stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your crochet hook.

Step 10: Yarn over.

Step 11: Pull the yarn through all three stitches on your crochet hook.

 

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Double Crochet Two Together Decrease dc2tog

Example of the Double Crochet Two Together

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