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These videos teach the basics of how to make a crochet decreases. There are also written descriptions and step by step photos. Single crochet decrease, half double crochet decrease, and double crochet decrease, or sc2tog, hdc2tog, and dc2tog are all included.

Single-Crochet-Decrease-or-sc2tog

This video teaches the basics of how to make a single crochet decrease or single crochet two together.

When reading a pattern, single crochet two together is abbreviated as “sc2tog.” Here are written instructions and photo stills to show the making of the sc2tog.

Abbreviations:

sc2tog ~ single crochet two together
st ~ stitch
yo ~ yarn over

insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops

Single-Crochet-two-together-steps

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Half-Double-Crochet-Decrease-or-hdc2tog

This video teaches the basics of how to make a half double crochet decrease or half double crochet two together.

When reading a pattern, half double crochet two together is abbreviated as “hdc2tog.” Here are written instructions and photo stills to show the making of the hdc2tog.

Abbreviations:

hdc2tog ~ single crochet two together
st ~ stitch
yo ~ yarn over

yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops

Half-Double-Crochet-or-hdc2tog-steps

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Double-Crochet-Decrease-or-dc2tog

This video teaches the basics of how to make a double crochet decrease or double crochet two together.

When reading a pattern, double crochet two together is abbreviated as “dc2tog.” Here are written instructions and photo stills to show the making of the dc2tog.

Abbreviations:

dc2tog ~ single crochet two together
st ~ stitch
yo ~ yarn over

yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops

Double-Crochet-Decrease-or-dc2tog-steps

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