I am happy to share this tutorial on how to crochet the paired single crochet stitch, which is also known as the sc2tog or single crochet two together.
This stitch is a variation on the single crochet 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 single crochet or other stitch by working the first part of the next paired single crochet stitch into the same stitch as the last paired single crochet stitch.
The paired single crochet stitch or sc2tog 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 a single crochet project.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
sc2tog – single crochet two together
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Paired Single Crochet or SC2TOG Written Instructions
Sc2tog stitch: Insert hook into first stitch from row below, yo and pull through drawing up two loops on hook, insert hook into second stitch from row below, yo and pull through drawing up three loops on hook, yo and draw through all three loops on hook.
To make a sample swatch:
Row 1: Work 1 sc2tog into 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, work 1 sc2tog across starting each in the same ch of the last st worked, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc2tog into first and second sts, work 1 sc2tog 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 sc2tog stitches.