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Learn to make a double crochet decrease, also called a double crochet two together (dc2tog) with this video, written instructions, and photos. There is also a chart and written pattern at the end to make a small swatch to practice your new skill. To learn to make a double crochet, see this post.
In the samples seen in this video and post, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.

This video will show you the dc2tog:

Written instructions with photos:

Abbreviations:
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
yo ~ yarn over

To make a dc2tog:
Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops. Double crochet 2 together made.

As you can see, this stitch takes 2 stitches and turns them into just 1 stitch.

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Here are a series of photos showing how to make the dc2tog:

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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Insert hook into stitch.
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through just the stitch. (3 loops on hook)
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook)
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Insert hook into next st.
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through just the stitch. (4 loops on hook)
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through 2 loops. (3 loops on hook)
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through all 3 loops. Dc2tog made!

And here is a chart as well:

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The chart shows the following pattern:
Abbreviations:
ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
dc2tog ~ double crochet 2 together
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
yo ~ yarn over

Row 1: Ch 28, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in the next st, dc2tog, [dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 5 times, dc in last st. (19 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as the first dc), [dc2tog, dc in next st] 6 times, dc in last st (this is actually the last ch made in the beginning ch 28). (14 sts)
Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc2tog 6 times, dc in last st. (8 sts)

*note, the dc2tog counts as 1 st

*note, the ch 3 at the beginning rows 2 & 3 count as a dc, and therefore are included as a st in the row st count.

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