Dc2Tog SC2Tog crochet stitch

Learning to how to Sc2Tog (UK Dc2Tog) is an important basic crochet technique to master early on in your learning to crochet. Decreasing your crochet stitches allows you to create more advance, different shapes in your crochet projects, rather than plain squares or rectangles.

Sc2Tog crochet stitch

How to Decrease Single Crochet (Sc2Tog) | Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

You will see crochet pattern instructions asking for the following 2 things:

  • Decrease Single Crochet (UK Decrease Double Crochet)
  • Single Crochet 2 Together (US Double Crochet 2 together)

They mean the same thing; reduce the number of Single Crochet stitches (Double Crochet) in your row or round by working 2 stitches together and decreasing the total stitch count.

The single crochet decrease is worked into the your previous row of stitches, across two neighbouring stitches. The Sc2Tog works those 2 stitches together, so there is only 1 stitch above the 2 stitches of the previous row. 

Once you have mastered the SC2Tog (Dc2Tog UK), you will feel more confident in learning how to decrease other crochet stitches such as the Double Crochet (UK Treble) and Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble).

The process of decreasing crochet stitches, is similar regardless of which stitch you are decreasing:

  • Start the 1st stitch
  • Leave it unfinished
  • Start the 2nd Stitch
  • Finish them together

There is also another crochet technique for decreasing your single crochet (UK Double) which you may see mentioned in Amigurumi crochet patterns or doll & toy patterns which is known as the Invisible Decrease. This allows you to decrease when working the single crochet in the round without the decrease being visible.

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SC2TOG crochet stitch

For this tutorial I used the following materials: 

You can use any yarn with the hook size as recommended on the yarn band.

Sc2Tog Stitch Tutorial (UK – Dc2TOG)

US Term: Single Crochet 2 Together (Single Crochet Decrease)

US Abbreviation: Sc2TOG

UK Term: Double Crochet 2 together (Double Crochet Decrease)

UK Abbreviation: Dc2Tog

Make a swatch of Single crochet stitches to practice the stitch. You can follow this stitch tutorial to make your swatch.

Sc2Tog – Step 1:

  • Insert your hook into the 1st of the 2 stitches to decrease across, as you would to crochet a normal single crochet (double crochet)
  • Yarn over the hook and bring up a loop (2 loops on hook)
  • Do not finish the stitch – move on to step 2.
How to Single Crochet Decrease

Sc2Tog – Step 2:

  • Insert hook into the second stitch to begin the 2nd Single Crochet (Double Crochet)
  • Yarn over and bring up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Sc2Tog – Step 3:

  • Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the stitch.

Keep Practicing!

That’s it – it’s that simple. You can now decrease your single crochet stitches (double crochet UK). I know you’ll be using this technique in so many different crochet projects! From making a flat circle and crochet coasters, to moving on to decreasing to create crochet garments! 

 The world will be your crochet oyster!

Sc2Tog Dc 2Tog crochet tutorial

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