The Half Double Crochet Two Together Decrease (hdc2tog)

Stitch Description

The half double crochet two together decrease (hdc2tog) is a basic decrease stitch that helps shape your project by removing stitches from your pattern. It is used in everything from sweaters to hats to bags.

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Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Beginner

  Row Count

  Pattern Repeat 

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern 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.

Swatch Photos

HDC2TOG-Example-(FINAL)

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