Dc2Tog US Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Learn how to crochet Dc2Tog US (UK Tr2Tog) with this easy to follow crochet stitch tutorial. Decreasing your US Double crochet (UK Treble Crochet) stitches is an important crochet technique to master.  Knowing how to decrease your crochet stitches opeing up a whole world of crochet patterns and designs and it allows you to create different shapes in your crochet projects.

Dc2Tog US crochet stitch

How to Decrease Double Crochet US (Dc2Tog) | Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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

  • Decrease Double Crochet (UK Decrease Treble Crochet)
  • Double Crochet 2 Together (UK Treble Crochet 2 together)

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

The Double crochet decrease is worked into the your previous row of stitches, across two neighbouring stitches. The Dc2Tog (US) works those 2 stitches together, so there is only 1 stitch above the 2 stitches of the previous row. 

It’s worth noting that the US double crochet stitch and the UK Treble crochet is the most common stitch that is confused in crochet patterns. If you need a reminder of how to recognise if your crochet pattern is written in US or UK crochet terms, click here.

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

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DC2TOG US 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.

How to Dc2Tog Stitch Tutorial (UK – Tr2TOG)

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

US Abbreviation: Dc2TOG

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

UK Abbreviation: Tr2Tog

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

Dc2Tog – Step 1:

  • Yarn over hook
  • Insert your hook into the 1st of the 2 stitches to decrease across, as you would to crochet a normal Double crochet (Treble crochet)
  • Yarn over the hook and bring up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through the 1st two loops (2 loops on hook)
  • Do not finish the stitch – move on to step 2.
How to Single Crochet Decrease

Dc2Tog – Step 2:

  • Yarn over hook
  • Insert hook into the second stitch to begin the 2nd Double Crochet (Treble Crochet)
  • Yarn over and bring up a loop (4 loops on hook)

Step 2 Cont:

  • Yarn over
  • Pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook)

Dc2Tog – Step 3:

  • Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the stitch.
Dc2tog US

Keep Practicing!

That’s it – it’s that simple. You can now decrease your double crochet Stitches (Treble Crochet – UK). I know you’ll be using this technique in so many different crochet projects!

US Dc2Tog crochet tutorial

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