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Double Crochet 2 Together (DC2tog)Tutorial + Video

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Learn how to double crochet 2 together in this simple photo and video tutorial. The abbreviation is dc2tog which stands for double crochet two stitches together into one.

Crochet decreases reduce the number of stitches in a row or round. Also different patterns will use decrease stitches to shape your work.

How you use decreases and where you use them effects how your finished project looks. Using them at the end of the row will bring your edges in, like in a triangle.

Double crochet triangle made with dc2tog decreases.

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If shaping the top of a bottom up hat we work decrease stitches to bring the crown closed and finish it off. You can see this in my Striped Slouchy Hat pattern.

In amigurumi patterns shaping is crucial, and so it having a consistent appearance. Many of these patterns prefer invisible decreases which you can learn in this tutorial.

Round crochet ball with hook.

All the basic crochet stitches can be decreased by using this crochet two together decrease technique.

Decreases can be used in different ways too. Like the double crochet cluster stitch, it’s really simple and a pretty stitch. I use it in the Summer’s End Cardigan.

Cardigan short sleeve finished with single crochets.

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Double crochet decrease in green stitches.
Double crochet decrease stitch in green bamboo cotton yarn.


Double crochet triangle made with dc2tog decreases.

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn the dc2tog decrease.


  • Any yarn, I'm using a #4 medium weight yarn for this tutorial.


  • The crochet hook that matches your yarn. I'm using my size 5 mm crochet hook.


    1. Here I start with a row of double crochet stitches.
    2. Work to the stitch to be decreased.
    3. Start by yarning over.Hands holding hook with yarn wrapped over.
    4. Then insert your hook into first stitch to be worked.Hook inserted in stitch.
    5. Next yarn over again, and pull up a loop; now you’ll have 3 loops on your hook.3 loops on hook.
    6. Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook; 2 loops are left on your hook now.
    7. Yarn over again and insert hook into the next stitch. Then yarn over again, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull it through two loops on your hook. Now you’ll have 3 loops left on your hook.3 loops on hook for dc2tog in progress.
    8. Yarn over one last time and pull it through all 3 loops on your hook to finish the double crochet two together stitch. One double crochet two together finished on hook.
    9. Now two double crochets have become a single stitch with this simple decrease.

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