Learn how to decrease your stitches easily using a sc3tog (single crochet 3 together). This crochet tutorial post includes my quick video tutorial and my step-by-step photo tutorial.
A sc3tog is a crochet term used in US crochet patterns. For UK crochet patterns this would be called a dc3tog.
What does a sc3tog mean?
A sc3tog is the crochet abbreviation used for “single crochet 3 together”. This stitch is used when a Crochet Designer wants you to decrease your stitches by two. Essentially, we do this by combining three stitches together, to create a single stitch.
Other Single Crochet Decrease Stitches
Other decrease tutorials you may find helpful are:
sc3tog photo tutorial
This stitch is used to decrease 3 single crochet stitches into 1 single crochet stitch.
sc3tog – Insert your hook into the specified stitch, yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You will have 3 loops on your 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 all 4 loops on your hook to complete the decrease.
The method used to decrease single crochet stitches in your project is very simple. When you are crocheting in straight rows (back and forth), a single crochet 3 together is most commonly worked like this:
sc3tog Video Tutorial
QUICK TIP: If you are crocheting amigurumi and the project asks you to make a decrease and the stitches you have been making are double crochet, I recommend checking if the pattern is in UK Crochet Terms. In UK crochet terms a double crochet is the same as a US single crochet. This free comparison chart might help you: UK Terms and US Terms (Crochet Translation Project).
You may also find these crochet tutorials helpful:
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