dc2tog photo and video tutorial

When you purchase through links on my site, I may earn an affiliate commission.
Here’s how it works.

Learn how to decrease your stitches easily using a dc2tog (double crochet 2 together). This crochet tutorial post includes my quick dc2tog video tutorial and my step-by-step photo tutorial.

Learn how to decrease your stitches easily using a dc2tog (double crochet 2 together). This crochet tutorial post includes my quick dc2tog video tutorial and my step-by-step photo tutorial.

dc2tog tutorials

A dc2tog is a crochet term that is used in US crochet patterns. For UK crochet patterns this would be called a tr2tog (treble crochet 2 together).

What does dc2tog mean?

A dc2tog is a crochet abbreviation that is used for “double crochet 2 together”. This stitch is used when a Crochet Designer wants you to decrease your stitches by one stitch. Rather than skipping a stitch, we make a dc2tog to combine 2 double crochets into a single stitch.

dc2tog video tutorial on YouTube

Quick Tip: if you are making a project like amigurumi and the pattern asks you to dc2tog, I recommend double checking the pattern to make sure it is in US crochet terms. A dc in UK crochet terms is a US single crochet stitch (sc). So if the pattern is in UK terms a dc2tog would mean a US sc2tog. Need help with UK to US crochet terms for patterns? Check out this free conversion chart.

dc2tog Tutorial

This stitch is used to decrease 2 double crochet stitches into 1 double crochet stitch. We do this by making 2 partial double crochet stitches (we complete them until the last yarn over for each of the stitches) and then doing one final yarn over to pull through the remaining three loops on your hook.

Short version:

dc2tog – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up 1 loop, yo and pull through 2 loops**. Work from * to ** two times total. Yo, pull through all rem loops.

Long version:

dc2tog – Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook. You now have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You will have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook. You will now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the stitch.

double crochet 2 together photo tutorial

When you are crocheting in rows (back and forth), a double crochet 2 together is most commonly worked like this:

Step 1 – yarn over

dc2tog step 1

Step 2 – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook

Step 2 - insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook

Step 3 – pull up a loop (you have 3 loops on your hook)

Step 3 - pull up a loop (you have 3 loops on your hook)

Step 4 – yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook

Step 4 - yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook

Step 5 – you have 2 loops left on your hook

Step 5 - you have 2 loops left on your hook

Step 6 – yarn over

Step 6 - yarn over

Step 7 – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over

Step 7 - insert hook into next stitch, yarn over

Step 8 – pull up 1 loop

Step 8 - pull up 1 loop

Step 9 – yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook

Step 9 - yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook

Step 10 – you have 3 loops left on your hook

Step 10 - you have 3 loops left on your hook

Step 11 – yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook

dc2tog complete

Watch my dc2tog video tutorial on YouTube here.

Sometimes a crochet pattern will ask you to make a cluster stitch using double crochet stitches. For example a dc2tog cluster stitch is the same as a dc2tog worked in a single stitch. This method does not decrease the number of stitches in the row but instead adds a design element (a puffy stitch) to the project.

Other crochet stitch tutorials you may find helpful:

King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

My supplies:

#furlscrochet #crochettutorial #howtocrochet #learncrochet #crochetstitches #crochetstitch #beginnercrochet #trythis #dc2tog #decrease #kingcoleyarn #kingcoleambassador #kingcolecreations #kingcole #furlsinf822

Find me on TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts for quick video tutorials!

Learn how to decrease your stitches easily using a dc2tog (double crochet 2 together). This crochet tutorial post includes my quick dc2tog video tutorial and my step-by-step photo tutorial.
Signature

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.