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Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog) Tutorial + Video

Learn how to single crochet two stitches together in this step by step tutorial. This post includes a photo tutorial and video for how to decrease two stitches into one.

The written instruction include still photos, plus there’s a video tutorial demonstrating how to do this stitch.

These sc decreases can be made flat or when working in the round. For this tutorial I am working flat.

Single crochet two together is a crochet technique that is used to decrease the number of stitches. It commonly abbreviates as sc2tog in written crochet patterns.

Single crochet decrease is another wording I’ve seen for this stitch. For this photo tutorial I use a swatch of sc stitches, but you can do this decrease with any pattern.

White swatch with single crochet decreases on both sides.

We often use this technique for decreasing a hat, when working in the round, like in the Lontano Beanie.

If you’re crocheting flat then you may use single crochet decreases for shaping, like in the Christmas Lightbulb pattern.

Sometimes, if you are crocheting a project like amigurumi, it may be a good idea to use an invisible decrease, like I did in the Katerina Cat Lovey pattern.

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White swatch with sc2tog stitch.

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Materials

Any yarn and compatible hook. In this tutorial I’m using:

  • Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick in fisherman.
  • a 8mm Streamline crochet hook

More Crochet Stitch Tutorials

Sc3tog-joining three crochet stitches together.

Trinity Stitch-used in my Sunset Sweater pattern.

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Tutorial

White swatch with single crochet decreases on both sides.

Single Crochet Two Together {sc2tog} Tutorial

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 7 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the sc2tog, or single crochet two together decrease stitch.

Materials

  • Any weight yarn, I'm using Wool Ease Thick & Quick, a # 6 super bulky yarn.

Tools

  • Hook compatible with your yarn, I'm using an 8mm Streamline.

Instructions

  1. Insert hook into first stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop, you'll have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Insert hook into the next st.
  4. Yarn over and pull up a loop, you'll have 3 loops on your hook. 3 loops on hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. 1 sc2tog complete.
  6. This completes the sc2tog. You can use this stitch for shaping the sides of your work, as in this picture. White swatch with single crochet decreases on both sides.

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maschellemecfs

Saturday 19th of May 2018

Just a few days ago I needed to sc 2 tog and couldn't remember how. So finding this on your site is such good timing! thank you!

Christa18

Saturday 19th of May 2018

You’re welcome!

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