How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

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How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Learn to make a double crochet decrease, also called a double crochet two together (dc2tog) with this video, written instructions, and photos. There is also a chart and written pattern at the end to make a small swatch to practice your new skill. To learn to make a double crochet, see this post.
In the samples seen in this video and post, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.

This video will show you the dc2tog:

Written instructions with photos:

To make a dc2tog:
Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops. Double crochet 2 together made.

As you can see, this stitch takes 2 stitches and turns them into just 1 stitch.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Here are a series of photos showing how to make the dc2tog:

And here is a chart as well:

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

The chart shows the following pattern:
Abbreviations:
ch

double crochet 2 together
st(s)

Row 1: Ch 28, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in the next st, dc2tog, [dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 5 times, dc in last st. (19 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as the first dc), [dc2tog, dc in next st] 6 times, dc in last st (this is actually the last ch made in the beginning ch 28). (14 sts)
Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc2tog 6 times, dc in last st. (8 sts)

*note, the dc2tog counts as 1 st

*note, the ch 3 at the beginning rows 2 & 3 count as a dc, and therefore are included as a st in the row st count.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

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Are you interested in learning how to dc2tog? This is the abbreviation for double crochet two together, a very common and easy decreasing stitch.

Carry on reading to get the detailed photo tutorial below!

The dc2tog, also known as a dc dec (double crochet decrease), is a decrease stitch that is used in a wide variety of crochet projects that require some narrowing (as opposed to increases which widen the piece).

Essentially, the dc2tog is two half-completed stitches that are merged into one.

This stitch is not difficult to do, let’s take a look now…

HOW TO DC2TOG

NOTES
  • US crochet terms used.
  • In my sample piece below, I’ve worked a couple of regular double crochet stitches to better highlight what the completed dc2tog (double crochet two together) stitch will look like.

Step 1.

Step 2.

Insert your hook into the next stitch and yarn over:

Step 3.

Pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook:

Step 4.

Step 5.

Pull through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on hook):

Step 6.

Step 7.

Insert your hook into the next stitch and yarn over:

Step 8.

Pull up a loop. You will have 4 loops on your hook:

Step 9.

Step 10.

Pull through 2 loops on your hook (3 loops left on hook):

Step 11.

Step 12.

Pull through all 3 loops on your hook. You have just completed the dc2tog stitch:

Are you now confident in how to dc2tog? I hope that this tutorial was helpful for you 😘

If you’re looking for a pattern that includes this stitch, head on over to my pattern for the Freya Frilly Romper, which is available for free on the blog.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together (dc2tog)

In this video I demonstrate how to work the “double crochet 2 stitches together” (dc2tog) crochet st. This st is also known as a “decrease 2 double crochet together” with 2 abbreviations: (dec2dc) and (dec2dctog). The latter is the abbreviation used in this video (and also the one used when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, or so I’ve been told :D).

Decrease stitches are used to shape a project. Be it an amigurumi doll or animal, an article of clothing or part of one (sleeve, shoe, dress straps). decrease sts taper the width or girth of your project.

Basically, we take 2 sts in the previous row and join them together with 1 st in the working row.

Here are the steps to work a double crochet.
1. YO and insert hook into next st.
2. YO and draw up a loop. 3 loops on hook.
3. YO and draw a loop through the 1st 2 loops on hook. 2 loops on hook
4. YO and draw a loop through the last 2 loops on hook.

To work a dc2tog, begin by working a dc in the next st, but! do not complete the st. Stop once you’ve finished step 3. with 2 loops on your hook, YO and insert it into the next st. YO and draw up a loop. 4 loops on hook. YO and draw a loop through the 1st 2 loops on hook. 3 loops on hook. YO and draw a loop through the last 3 loops on hook.

The 2 sts in the previous row have now been joined by 1 st, the dc2tog. The st totals for this row will be 1 less than the previous row’s.

Check out the video to see how it’s done!

Posted on Last updated: March 31, 2021 Categories Crochet

Learn how to double crochet 2 together in this simple photo and video tutorial. Decrease two double crochet stitches into one stitch. DC2tog is the crochet abbreviation for double crochet 2 together.

The quick video clip below demonstrates how to crochet two double crochet stitches together. Keep scrolling a bit further for the photo tutorial.

Double crocheting 2 together will decrease the number of stitches in a row or round. I’ve used this technique in my Striped Slouchy Hat pattern to take in the top of the hat, so I thought I would write up a post on it.

Decreasing and increasing are techniques used to change the shape of your crochet work. They’re both often used in amigurumi crochet, as well as hats and other garments.

Some of these crochet stitches are even used decoratively. Like the double crochet cluster stitch. This stitch is really simple and pretty too.

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How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

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Double Crochet 2 Together Photo Tutorial:

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Start by yarning over.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Then insert your hook into 1st stitch to be worked.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Next yarn over again, and pull up a loop; now you’ll have 3 loops on your hook.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Yarn over and pull through two loops; 2 loops are on your hook now.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch and yarn over again, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull it through two loops on your hook. Now you’ll have 3 loops left on your hook.

How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook to finish the double crochet two together stitch.

This completes your DC2tog, or double crochet decrease, or double crochet two together. So many names! I hope this little video and tutorial helps you.

Here it is shown how to make a double crochet two together (dc2tog) and a double crochet three together (dc3tog). It is similar to a double crochet (dc), just instead of finishing a double crochet, work it up to the last step, then work the second double crochet in the next stitch up to the last step, then the third, the fourth, as many as you need, all up to the last step. Then yarn over and pull the yarn through all loops on your hook. The same applies if you want to connect any other stitches together: work them up to the last step and then connect them by yarning over and pulling the yarn through all loops on your hook. I use a double crochet three together (dc3tog), a double crochet four together (dc4tog) and a double crochet six together (dc6tog) in my winter coaster.

1. Start making a double crochet as usually: yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch of the previous row, yarn over and pull the yarn through. Now you have three loops on your hook.

2. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first two loops. Now you have two loops on your hook.

3. Now start making a second double crochet: yarn over.

4. Insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn through. Now you have four loops on your hook.

5. Yarn over.

6. Pull the yarn through the first two loops. Now you have three loops on your hook. Yarn over.

7. Pull the yarn through all three loops. Now you have one loop on your hook. You have just made a double crochet two together.

8. To make a double crochet three together follow the steps from 1 to 6. Then start making the third double crochet in the next stitch by yarning over.

9. Insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn through. Now you have five loops on your hook.

10. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first two loops. Now you have four loops on your hook.

11. Yarn over and pull the yarn through all four loops. You have just made a double crochet three together. Done!

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Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

Stitch Details

Skill Level
Beginner

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Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

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.

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How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

DC2TOG Cluster stands for double crochet 2 together cluster. It is worked by yarning over *(YO), inserting your hook into the designated space, YO and pulling a loop back through. YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Repeat from * 1 time in same designated space, YO and pull through all three loops on hook. Stitch complete.

Work a practice swatch to learn this stitch by chaining 10.

ROW 1: In the second chain from the hook, work one single crochet (SC). SC into each chain to the end of the row. (9 SC) CH 1 and turn.

ROW 2: In the first SC from the hook, *work one SC. DC2TOG Cluster into the next SC. Repeat from * across the row working a single crochet into the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.

Please watch video for a demonstration. (If it does not load, please click here to watch on Youtube)

Yarn used for this swatch is Bernat Chunky Baby Softee with a size L, 8.00mm hook.

Blanket pattern coming soon using this stitch!

See all the stitches on Daisy Farm Crafts by searching our stitch library ! We have over 45 so far and always adding more. Feel free to use any of them and create your own beautiful crochet item! Stitches are the ingredients of crochet and are free for anyone to try and learn.

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The half double crochet two together (also known as Hdc2tog) is a half double crochet decrease method that helps you decrease the amount of stitches from your pattern. This is a relatively simple and basic crochet stitch, so if you’re a beginner, you’ll definitely want to take the time to learn how to half double crochet decrease. With our method, you can demystify this relatively simple stitch so you get the perfect result!

Half Double Crochet Two Together in Action:
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[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (figure 1)] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (figure 2)—1 stitch decreased (figure 3).
How to double crochet 2 stitches together dc2tog

You can use this stitch in a wide range of applications, especially those where you need to shape your crochet items neatly. Use Hdc2tog in handbags, hats, scarves, socks and more. Many people are deterred by the half double crochet stitch decrease because it can cause some puffing and bubbling, but our method ensures that you perfect this technique so each stitch is nice and neat!

This technique among others is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like half double crochet two together, are worked within the row. Generally you’ll find decrease instructions in an individual pattern to suite the particular stitch being worked, but here are the basics on how to half double crochet two together.

You can also find instructions in Interweave’s crochet glossary for similar techniques including: