How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

How to double crochet decrease (dc2tog)

Decreasing a double crochet means that you will work 2 stitches together, so that they become 1 stitch.

You will see that I do not finish the first double crochet completely, before I start to work the second stitch. That is why you will have more loops on your hook during a decrease.

The abbreviation for a double crochet decrease: dc2tog

Below you will find the video tutorial and photo tutorial of the Double Crochet Decrease.

Video Tutorial | How to Double Crochet Decrease

How to double crochet decrease

Photo Tutorial | How to Double Crochet Decrease

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

1. We will work the stitches where the arrows are pointing at together. (decrease a stitch). Yarn over and insert your hook into the first stitch.

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

2. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch.

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

3. Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops. Now we are not going to finish this double crochet. But work into the next stitch.

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

4. Yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch (now you have 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over again and pull the yarn through 2 loops.

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

5. Yarn over and pull the yarn through all remaining 3 stitches.

How to Double Crochet Decrease dc2tog

6. Now you have decreased a stitch.

Do you want to learn another crochet stitch? Click HERE for an overview of all crochet stitches.