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.

yellow= dc2tog

red= dc3tog

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!

Materials

In this tutorial I have used:

12 ply/ chunky/ bulky yarn

I/ 5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

ch= chain

dc= double crochet

dc3tog= double crochet 3 together

st= stitch

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.

Happy Crocheting!
Bec

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