How to Single Crochet Decrease

How to Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)

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

Abbreviations for decreasing a single crochet are:

  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
  • sc dec – single crochet decrease

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

Video tutorial Single Crochet Decrease

Photo tutorial Single Crochet Decrease

How to Single Crochet Decrease 1

1 – Insert your hook into the first stitch. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch.

How to Single Crochet Decrease 1

2 – You will have 2 loops on your hook now. Now insert your hook directly into the next stitch (left arrow).

How to Single Crochet Decrease 3

3 – Yarn over and pull yarn through the stitch. You will have 3 loops on your hook.

How to Single Crochet Decrease 5

4 – Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

How to Single Crochet Decrease 5

5 – You’ve just made your first single crochet decrease. The white arrows are the 2 stitches, which you turned into one stitch (black arrow)

Do you want to learn more stitches? You can find an overview of the stitches HERE.