Double Crochet Decrease Stitch (Dc2tog) Tutorial

Dc2tog is a double crochet decrease stitch is easy to learn! Crochet decrease stitches are great for shaping garments and creating beautiful texture in crochet. Once you learn decreases, your crochet design journey will become a lot easier for sure!

Right now, I am in the process of updating my crochet stitch tutorial series with more detailed posts and pictures. If you want to learn more fun stitches and squares, you will love this series!

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dc2tog sample

In this post you will learn:

How to crochet a double crochet decrease stitch, 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, however, once you learn how to decrease a double crochet, the same technique can be applied to all crochet stitches, including single crochet & half double crochet.

I use this stitch is so many patterns. Included these:

  1. Winter Blush Crochet Beanie & Scarf Set
  2. More than a Crochet Market Bag Pattern

For the photo tutorial, I used Bernat Maker Yarn Home Dec in Aqua.

How to Crochet a Double Crochet Decrease (dc2tog) Step by Step:

Learning to crochet decrease stitches is essential if you want to crochet your own designs. Decrease stitches help shape your work.

Step 1:

Chain 2 to start your new row, then yarn over.

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Step 1 – dc2tog

Step 2:

Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop through (three loops on hook).

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Step 2 – dc2tog

Step 3:

Yarn over

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Step 3 – dc2tog

Step 4:

Pull through 2 loops only.

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Step 4 – dc2tog

Step 5:

Yarn over.

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Step 5 – dc2tog

Step 6:

Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).

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Step 6 – dc2tog

Step 7:

Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook).

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Step 7 – dc2tog

Step 8:

Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook (1 double crochet decrease stitch created).

What you have done is taken 2 stitches down to 1 stitch.

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Step 8 – dc2tog

You’re Finished!

Double Crochet Decrease (dc2tog) Full Video Tutorial

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If you are a visual learner, check out the dc2tog full video tutorial on Stardust Gold Crochet on Youtube.

I used Knit Picks Yarn in the video tutorial, and you can find that here.

See, that wasn’t too bad. When you break it down into steps it makes it a lot easier to learn!

If you like to learn new stitches and crochet techniques, check out my Stitch Explorers Crochet Series. You will find new things to learn to add to your crochet knowledge!

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