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How to Crochet: Dc2Tog – Double Crochet Decrease

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This is an easy How To video on how create a double crochet decrease, also known as dc2tog.

The double crochet decrease is abbreviated as dc2tog in most patterns. However, some designers will simply say “dec” or “dc dec” – these are all the same stitch! It can be confusing for sure, but as long as you learn it, you’ll remember for the next time you pick up a pattern.

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How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch – Easy Crochet Tutorial

The Honeycomb stitch is a great stitch to create market bags, tops, skirts, and so much more.  It is an easy stitch for beginners to learn, and easily modified to create a smaller hole.

This is a modified version of the original Honeycomb stitch, I created this smaller version for the Honeycomb Mesh T – a free crochet pattern you can find here.

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Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

half treble crochet stitch tutorial

This half treble crochet stitch tutorial is such a wonderful way to create that little V in the front of your patterns! This is a simple, short and sweet tutorial, with an easy-to-follow video too.

Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The half treble crochet stitch is a part of my series, Crochet Stitch Explorers. In the stitch explorers series, I show you the wonderful world of various crochet stitches.

I demonstrate them in the form of picture and video tutorials – check out the playlist Stitch Explorers on YouTube.

I use the half treble crochet stitch in my Sansa’s Revenge Infinity Scarf crochet pattern.

Sansa's Revenge easy crochet infinity scarf pattern worn by Tasha with blonde hair red crochet scarf

You can see it below, where it looks like rows of V’s:

Sansa's Revenge Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern on table
Sansa’s Revenge Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf

I also use the half treble crochet stitch in the Winter Blush Scarf & Beanie Set.

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What is a Half Treble Crochet Stitch?

A half treble crochet is a stitch that combines a double crochet and a half double crochet into one stitch.

It’s a great stitch to use working in the round, if you want to get the height, and also the knit V-stitch effect on the front side of your work.

You can achieve this look by crocheting in the third loop only as you work in the round.

blue crochet swatch of the half treble crochet stitch
Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Want to learn how to create this fun and versatile crochet stitch?

Here is the short and sweet tutorial on how to create this awesome stitch.

Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial – Video Tutorial

I used Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn for this tutorial.

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More than a Market Bag ~ FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial

I love all crochet bags, well…most of them!  Some can be too bulky or too loose.  I wanted to design a functional market bag – but more than market bag – with beautiful color changes and most importantly, durable.  A bag that you can take to the beach, the market, or on a long walk at the park.  A bag that will hold *all* the stuff and not let it fall out!

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5 Simple Crochet Ribbing Patterns | How to Crochet Ribbing for Garments

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If you like to design crochet garments of any kind, crochet ribbing is a necessary skill to add to your crochet repertoire. Crochet ribbing consists of a combination of simple stitches, usually worked in the back loops only or using front or back post stitches to create ridges. All of these work beautifully, but I have a favorite…because not only does it looked knitted, it has a great stretch, like ribbing is intended to do.

Crochet ribbing doesn’t always come in traditional crochet style – check out my Tunisian crochet ribbing pattern and see if you like that one too! Tunisian crochet is a technique that reminds me of knitting, but it’s done with one hook and creates a thick fabric. Despite the pattern being a koozie…you can use this Tunisian crochet ribbing for garments too!

In this post you will learn 5 different Ways to Crochet Ribbing…

I’ve compiled 5 different crochet ribbing techniques – I hope you learn something new and can use them on all your beautiful projects!

  • Single Crochet Ribbing
  • Double Crochet Ribbing
  • Combo Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Crochet Ribbing
  • Single Crochet & Slip Stitch Crochet Ribbing
  • Front Post Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Combo – Crochet Ribbing Combo

These patterns can be worked using a top-down hat or beanie pattern or a bottom-up beanie pattern too! Check out how to create ribbing using this top-down method by TL Yarn Crafts.

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Let’s get to it! Grab your crochet hooks and some scrap yarn. Practice makes perfect and I believe you will find a favorite of your own.

5 Simple Crochet Ribbing Patterns | How to Crochet Ribbing

Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

blo – back loop only

FPhdc – front post half double crochet

3rd loop – third loop

These instructions are for working flat back and forth rows.  Ribbing height can vary from hats to sweaters, so it is up to you how many chains you make to start.  When you finish, you will join the ends together and stitch them up.

Note: When creating the ribbing, the first st of each row is made in same as turning chain unless otherwise indicated.

X = the number of rows or stitches in your project.

Single Crochet Ribbing

Pattern #1

Single Crochet Ribbing Pattern with Pattern #1 written in text.
Single Crochet Ribbing Pattern

Create your foundation chain using chains or foundation single crochet row using this tutorial.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 2Sc (BLO) in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 – X: Repeat Row 2 until your ribbing is the length you’d like.

Half Double Crochet Ribbing

Pattern #2

Half Double Crochet Ribbing on a table with the text Pattern #2
Half Double Crochet Ribbing

Note: When working the half double crochet – the last stitch of the row likes to hide ~ so remember to count your stitches.  If you are short by one stitch – find that hiding last stitch and pull up the loop 🙂 Also, half doubles have a “3rd loop” – here is a pictorial on how to find the third loop of a half double crochet.

Create your foundation chain using chains or foundation half double crochet (fhdc).  I created a tutorial to teach you how to crochet a foundation half double crochet, also known as a chain-less half double crochet.

Row 1: Hdc in each chain across row (if you started with a foundation hdc row, you’ll work these into the 3rd loops), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Hdc (3rd loop) entire row, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 – X: Repeat Row 2 until your ribbing is the length you’d like.

Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Crochet Ribbing Combo

Pattern #3

Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Crochet Ribbing Combo close up with text that says pattern #3
Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Crochet Ribbing

Create your foundation chain using chains or foundation single crochet (fsc).  To learn how to create a foundation single crochet, check out this tutorial.

Row 1: Sc in each stitch or chain across (if you started with a foundation single crochet row, you’ll work these into the back loops only), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Hdc (BLO) in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc (3rd loop) in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 4 – X: Repeat Rows 2& 3 until your ribbing is the length you’d like.


Single Crochet & Slip Stitch Crochet Ribbing

Pattern #4

close up of single crochet ribbing and slip stitch crochet ribbing with text that says pattern #4
Single Crochet & Slip Stitch Ribbing Pattern

Note: Make the slip stitch very loose, as this ribbing tends to bunch up. Also, remember to count these stitches – or place a stitch marker on the first stitch. The last stitch of the slip stitch row will seriously hide from you! 🙀

P.S. – This is my favorite one 😃

Create your foundation chain using chains or foundation single crochet (fsc).  If you are not familiar with how to crochet a foundation chain – I created a tutorial on it. Click here to learn how to create a foundation single crochet, this is also known as a chain-less foundation chain.

If you start with a foundation single crochet row, skip Row 1 and move on to Row 2.

Row 1: Sc in each chain across row  ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sl st (BLO) entire row, ch 1, turn (make these loose! they tend to bunch up and it will make it easier to create R3).

Row 3: Sc (BLO) entire row, ch 1, turn.

Rows 4 – X: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your ribbing is the length you’d like.

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Front Post Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Ribbing Combo

+ Pattern #5

Front Post Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Ribbing Combo sample on a table with text wording that says Pattern #5
Front Post Half Double Crochet & Single Crochet Ribbing Combo

Create your foundation chain using chains or foundation single crochet (fsc).  I am full of tutorials today! I also created a tutorial on how to create a foundation single crochet chainless foundation chain.

Again, if you started with a foundation single crochet row, skip Row 1 and move onto Row 2.

Row 1: Sc in each stitch or chain across row, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: FPhdc around each sc from Row 1, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc (in both loops) entire row, ch 1, turn.

Rows 4 – X:

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your ribbing is the length you’d like.

Thanks for stopping by! Do you have a crochet ribbing pattern that is your favorite? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and let me know!

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