How to Double Crochet Decrease (DC2TOG) For Beginenrs

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Do you want to learn how to crochet double crochet decrease? Then, you have come to the right place! Because, I am here with this step-by-step tutorial to teach you that extremely useful and important stitch, also called double crochet two together. Use it to work on making motifs, making round, bowls and many more things. In this guide, I shall also explain the abbreviation for this stitch, symbol and invisible double crochet decrease, too. So, keep reading till the end!

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Details About Double Crochet Decrease

Double crochet decrease is the process of removing one stitch at any time in a pattern. It will help you to lessen the width to shape a work. Below are some more details about this stitch:

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Abbreviation

There are two short names for the double crochet decrease stitch used in patterns:

  1. Double crochet two together = dc2tog
  2. Double crochet decrease = dc dec

Although the names are quite dissimilar, they refer to similar processes and things.

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Symbol

Double crochet decrease is represented by a symbol on charts that resembles an “inverted V each leg of v mainly like the symbol of sc, and there is a line at the joining corner – the top.”

dc decrease Symbol
Actual working of double crochet decrease

Dc decrease works by attaching two stitches together and forming one stitch. For this, we shall first work one incomplete double crochet stitch (stopping at removing the first two loops) and then insert the hook into the next stitch and make one more incomplete double crochet. Then, we shall pull loops that are actually coming from separate stitches. As we pull them together, they combine to form one stitch.

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Double crochet two together or Decrease | Step-by-Step Instructions

Skill Level: Very Beginner

Skill Needed: 

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Double Crochet decrease Step-by-Step with pictures

Written Instructions

  1. Yarn over.
  2. Insert your hook into the first indicated stitch.
  3. Yarn over and pull up a loop, leaving three loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch instead of completing double crochet.
  6. Yarn over and pull up a loop, leaving four loops on your hook.
  7. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving three loops on your hook.
  8. Yarn over once more and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Invisible Double Crochet

Creating an invisible double crochet decrease has a similar process, but we shall work in front loops only.

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  • Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook under the front loop only (FLO) of the first stitch.
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving three loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook under the front loop only (FLO) of the second stitch.
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, leaving four loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving three loops on your hook.
  • Yarn over (yo) and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Bye-bye for today! I hope you liked the tutorial and have successfully learned the required stitch. Tell me if you have any related questions!

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