1. Home

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Free Online Spell Check

How to Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

When your pattern says to sc next 2 sts tog (single crochet next two stitches together) or if it says to dec over 2 sc (decrease over two single crochet) or slight variations of these instructions, this is how to do it:

Image copyright Sandi Marshall
Draw up a loop in next stitch.

Image copyright S Marshall
Again, draw up a loop in the next stitch.
(There should now be 3 loops on the hook.)

Image copyright S Marshall
Yarn over hook.

Image copyright S Marshall
Draw yarn through all 3 loops
on the hook. (One decrease made)

Single Crochet Decrease photographs copyright by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free for your own personal use only. Do not place on your own web site or otherwise redistribute. Instead, you may give out the URL of this page, for others to come here for themselves. Thank you. URL of this page is http://crochet.about.com/library/bl_decrease.htm

Printer-Friendly Page: http://crochet.about.com/library/ndecrease.htm

Beginner Projects: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa041799.htm

More How-to's: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm

Related Video
Single Crochet
Explore Crochet
By Category
    crochetCrochethomegardenHomeaf50286b78000d0022800d642f5413a0c03569e3c80408c8http://crochet.about.comod526F6F74130975liveKathryn Vercillocrochetguide35O00013zNIP11970-01-0110/od/index.htm0526F6F741approved/od
  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Crochet

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.