Half Double Crochet Decrease HDC2tog

How to: Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec)

To decrease a half double crochet, work two stitches together, combining them into one. In this tutorial, you’ll notice that I don’t fully complete the first half double crochet, before starting the second stitch. This is why you’ll have more loops on your hook during the decrease process.

The abbreviation for a half double crochet decrease: hdc2tog or hdc dec

The symbol used in the crochet chart:

Below you will find the video tutorial and written instructions of the half double crochet decrease. The video is the easiest way to learn this skill.

Video tutorial: How to half double crochet 2 together

Video Half Double crochet decrease

Written instructions Half Double Crochet Decrease

  • Yarn over
  • Insert your hook into the first stitch
  • Yarn over
  • Pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on your hook)
  • Yarn over
  • Insert your hook into the second stitch
  • Yarn over
  • Pull the yarn through the stitch (5 loops on your hook)
  • Yarn over
  • Pull the yarn through all 5 loops on your hook. Now you have decreased a stitch.

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