How to Double Crochet Three Together (dc3tog)

Double crochet three together
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Double crochet three together (dc3tog) is an easy technique to decrease stitches in a row or round. It is widely used with DC increases in crochet items where a certain shape is needed. i.e. basket, beanies, amigurumi, etc. If you also want to learn how to double crochet three-together, today’s step-by-step tutorial is all about this. So, follow through with this tutorial I especially made for beginners (check the video tutorial at the end).

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What is called Double crochet three together in the UK? In the UK, you will know the double crochet three together as the treble crochet three together (tr3tog). Sometimes, it is confusing, but once you check the chart showing UK and US term differences, you will never forget.

How DC3TOG Works?

This stitch decreases the length of the row or round by making the clusters of incomplete double crochet in three stitches.

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How To double crochet three together (Summary)?

  • Yarn over (YO) and insert the hook into the first stitch.
  • YO and pull up a loop.
  • YO and draw through the first two loops on the hook. (Two loops remaining on the hook.)
  • Repeat steps 1-3 in the next two stitches. (There should be four loops on the hook after completing this step.)
  • YO and draw through all four loops on the hook.

Double Crochet Three Together Tutorial For Beginners 

In this section, I will explain this stitch in detail. Let’s learn how to crochet double three together. However, before you crochet this, make the slip knot and make a series of foundation chains. Now I shall start the instructions:

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Skill Level: Beginner

First Incomplete Double Crochet 

  • Yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop as usual when we do the double crochet.

First Incomplete Double Crochet of double crochet three together Yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch.  Yarn over and pull up a loop as usual when we do the double crochet. 

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  • Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook (as we do in the double crochet).

Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook (as we do in the double crochet).

Second Incomplete Double Crochet 

  • Instead of pulling the last loop, yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch.
  • You watched; we did an incomplete double crochet.
  • After inserting the hook, pull the yarn over again and up a loop.

Second Incomplete Double Crochet  Instead of pulling the last loop, yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch.  You watched; we did an incomplete double crochet. After inserting the hook, pull the yarn over again and up a loop. 

Third, Incomplete Double Crochet and finalizing

  • Out of four loops on the crochet hook, pull the hook through the first two loops.
  • It will be our second incomplete double crochet.

Third, Incomplete Double Crochet And Finalizing Out of four loops on the crochet hook, pull the hook through the first two loops.  It will be our second incomplete double crochet. 

  • Again, yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  • Yarn over and pull through two loops.
  • You will again have 4 loops on the hook.

  • In the end, Yarn over and pull through all four loops.

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If you find this tutorial helpful, tell me in the comments. You can find this stitch in the following free pattern:Sunnyside Up Mandala

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