Good day, Everyone! The stitch covered in this addition of the Crochet Basics Series is the double crochet 2 together stitch. These can be done in many variations, but  double crochet 2 together or double crochet 3 together seem to be used most often.

Double crocheting stitches together can be used to reduce stitches in a pattern in order to create a specific shape to a project, or to create an effect in the project. An example of the creation of a specific shape may be in a triangle shaped scarf or shawl. The increase in stitches per row on one side would be by having more than one double crochet in a stitch, and the decrease would be by double crocheting stitches together.

Another effect created by incorporating double crochet stitches together is a ripple stitch or a chevron pattern.

Let’s get started!

Materials

In this tutorial I have used:

12 ply/ chunky/ bulky yarn

I/ 5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

ch= chain

dc= double crochet

dc2tog= double crochet 2 together

dc3tog= double crochet 3 together

st= stitch

yo= yarn over

Double Crochet 2 together

Most commonly used in increasing and decreasing style patterns.

Step 1. ch 3. (This is if your dc2tog is at the beginning of a row- this step is not required if the requirement for a dc2tog is mid or end row.)

Step 2.

a) yo. insert hook into next st

b) yo, pull yarn through

c) yo, pull yarn through first 2 loops on hook

This will leave you with 2 loops on your hook.

Step 3. yo, insert hook in next st. yo, pull yarn through.

yo, pull yarn through first 2 loops on hook.

This will leave you with 3 loops on your hook.

Step 4. yo, pull yarn through the 3 loops on your hook.

Well done- this is a double crochet 2 together.

 

I hope you have found the Crochet Basics- Double Crochet 2 Together tutorial helpful.

Happy Crocheting!
Bec

 

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