SC2TOG Crochet Decrease — Free Instructions Single Crochet 2 Together: How to Decrease in Crochet

SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together Decrease
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together Decrease

Have you come across the abbreviation “sc2tog” in a crochet pattern or forum conversation, and been puzzled as to what it means? I’m here to help. sc2tog is the crochet abbreviation for “single crochet 2 together,” which is otherwise known as a decrease.

How to SC2TOG => How to Work a Decrease

Learn how to sc2tog, AKA decrease in single crochet stitch:

  • Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch to be worked.
  • Pull up a loop. Do not complete the single crochet stitch.
  • Insert your hook into the next stitch to be worked.
  • Pull up a loop. At this point, you have 3 loops on your hook.
  • Wrap your yarn around your hook and pull it through all three of the loops on your hook.
  • You’ve now completed your decrease, AKA sc2tog.

Practice Decreasing:

The following is a list of free crochet patterns you can use to practice decreasing:

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This page was last updated on 9-6-2019.

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