Double crochet two together (dc2tog)

To decrease in crochet is to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like double crochet two together, are worked within the row. Generally you'll find decrease instructions in an individual pattern to suite the particular stitch being worked, but here are the basics on how to double crochet two together.

[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (figure 1), yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (figure 2), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook (figure 3) —1 stitch decreased (figure 4).

Figure 1 - Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop Figure 2 - Showing the second time you've yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, then yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Figure 3 - Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.Figure 4 - Showing one stitch decreased

Dc2tog is used to create decreases in double crochet fabric and can be used in many types of projects. You can also find instructions in Crochet Me's glossary for similar techniques including: