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!
In this tutorial I have used:
12 ply/ chunky/ bulky yarn
I/ 5.5mm crochet hook
dc= double crochet
dc2tog= double crochet 2 together
dc3tog= double crochet 3 together
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.)
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.