tr2tog photo and video tutorial

Learn how to decrease your stitches easily using a tr2tog (treble crochet 2 together). This beginner friendly crochet tutorial includes a quick tr2tog video tutorial and my step-by-step photo tutorial.

tr2tog treble crochet 2 together tutorial

tr2tog tutorial

A tr2tog is a crochet term that is used in US crochet patterns. For UK crochet patterns this would be called a dtr2tog (double treble crochet 2 together).

What does tr2tog mean?

A tr2tog is a crochet abbreviation that is used for “treble 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 tr2tog to combine 2 treble stitches into a single stitch.

tr2tog video on YouTube

How do I crochet a tr2tog?

This stitch is used to decrease 2 stitches into 1 treble crochet stitch. We do this by making 2 partial treble stitches (we complete them to the last yarn over for each of the stitches) and then we do one final yarn over to pull through the remaining 3 loops on your hook.

SHORT VERSION

tr2tog – *Yo twice, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up 1 loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice**. Work from * to ** two times total. Yo, pull through all rem loops.

LONG VERSION

tr2tog – Yarn over the hook two times, insert your hook into the specified 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) twice. You now have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook two times, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You will have 5 loops on your hook. (Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook) twice. You will now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the stitch.

treble crochet 2 together photo tutorial

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

Step 1 – yarn over the hook twice

tr2tog tutorial step 1

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

tr2tog tutorial step 2

Step 3 – pull up a loop (you have 4 loops on your hook)

tr2tog tutorial step 3

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

tr2tog tutorial step 4

Step 5 – you have 3 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 5

Step 6 – yarn over and pull through the next 2 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 6

Step 7 – you have 2 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 7

Step 8 – yarn over the hook twice

tr2tog tutorial step 8

Step 9 – insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over the hook

tr2tog tutorial step 9

Step 10 – pull up a loop (you have 5 loops on your hook)

tr2tog tutorial step 10

Step 11 – yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 11

Step 12 – you have 4 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 12

Step 13 – yarn over and pull through the next 2 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 13

Step 14 – you have 3 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 14

Step 15 – yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops on your hook

tr2tog tutorial step 15

Step 16 – stitch complete

tr2tog tutorial step 16

Watch my tr2tog video tutorial on YouTube here.

Sometimes a crochet pattern will ask you to make a cluster stitch using treble crochet stitches. For example a tr2tog cluster stitch is the same as a tr2tog 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.

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