Welcome to the Crochet Basics series, where this time we’re going to go through how to double crochet 3 together (dc3tog).
Recently I went through how to double crochet 2 together (dc2tog), and the dc3tog technique is very similar 🙂
Compared to the dc2tog technique, the double crochet 3 together is used for decreasing the number of stitches in a row but at an increased rate. When repeatedly using the dc3tog combination in each row, the incline or angle is sharper.
Examples of where the double crochet 3 together can be used within a pattern design, is the ripple or chevron stitch. In this stitch pattern it helps create the dip in the ripple stitch.
So, let’s get started!
In this tutorial I have used:
12 ply/ chunky/ bulky yarn
I/ 5.5mm crochet hook
dc= double crochet
dc3tog= double crochet 3 together
yo= yarn over
If you prefer to follow on with a video tutorial, click below:
Double Crochet 3 Together
In preparation, I crocheted 2 rows of double crochet to begin decreasing on.
Step 1. ch 3. (This is if your dc3tog is at the beginning of a row- this step is not required if the requirement for a dc3tog is mid or end row.)
Step 2. yo. insert hook into next st. yo, pull yarn through, 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, insert hook in next st. yo, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through first 2 loops on hook. This will leave you with 4 loops on your hook.
Step 5. yo, pull yarn through the 4 loops on your hook.
Great work- this is a double crochet 3 together.
If you were to continue by completing a dc3tog on each end of your row, you would end up with a sample resembling the below.
I hope you found this tutorial on how to double crochet 3 together helpful.
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