I am so excited to share this tutorial on how to crochet the paired double crochet stitch, which is also known as the dc2tog or double crochet two together.
This stitch is a variation on the double crochet stitch and is often used as a decrease in patterns to turn two stitches into one.
It is also easy to use it in place of a regular double crochet or other stitch by working the first part of the next paired double crochet stitch into the same stitch as the last paired double crochet stitch.
The paired double crochet stitch or dc2tog stitch is easy to learn with this written and video tutorial. This is a great way to decrease in a row or round or to add some variety to your double crochet project.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
dc2tog – double crochet two together
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Paired Double Crochet or DC2TOG Written Instructions
dc2tog stitch: YO, insert hook into first stitch from row below, yo and pull through drawing up three loops on hook, yo, pull through two loops, yo, insert hook into second stitch from row below, yo and pull through to draw up three loops on hook , yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through last two loops.
To make a sample swatch:
Row 1: Work 1 dc2tog into 4th and 5th ch from hook, work 1 dc2tog across starting each in the same ch of the last st worked, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, work 1 dc2tog into first and second sts, work 1 dc2tog across the row beginning each in the same st as the last st worked, turn.
Row 3 – end: Repeat Row 2.
- Pay attention to the stitch placement and where the pattern tells you to insert your hook for both parts of the stitch. Some patterns will also call for a chain stitch between two dc2tog stitches. Then you will work into the chain spaces in the next row.
Barcelona Super Scarf by Simply Hooked by Janet – This scarf is stunning and uses a filet method along with the paired double stitch to achieve the tapered ends.