Double Crochet Decrease Tutorial

Decreasing in crocheting it really just subtracting a stitch, or more simply, taking two or more stitches and combining them into one. In this double crochet decrease tutorial you are taking two stitches and combining them into one.

As mentioned in an earlier post, decreasing is used to narrow a project or piece that you are working on. This technique is useful when it comes to shaping such things like an armhole, slippers or making stuff toys.

A Double Crochet Decrease will appear in abbreviation form the following three ways. Although designers may have different ways to abbreviate it, they are all made the same way.

dc dec
dc2tog
2-dc dec

Now is the time to stop, get your yarn and hook and learn how easy it is to work a decrease in crocheting.

Double Crochet Decrease Tutorial:

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Step 1: Yarn over and insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop (pictures above)

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Step 2: Yarn over and draw through two loops on hook (picture above)

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Step 3:  Yarn over and insert hook into next stitch, and pull up a loop (pictured above)

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through two loops on hook (picture above)

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through all three loops (picture above)

Graduations, You have just completed your first double crochet decrease.

If you would like to see this demonstrated in a video I have included the link.  (Double Crochet Decrease)

I am hoping you found this tutorial useful. If you have a stitch you are having trouble with or would like to learn please let me know. I would love to do a tutorial on it. Later on today I will be posting a tutorial on The Basic Tunisian Stitch.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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9 Responses to Double Crochet Decrease Tutorial

  1. I like this but learn best from video tutorial form. That’s how I catch on better. I am hoping that you could possibly pass this on and other things you want to share in this way in the future 🙂

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  5. I just post a video on the double crochet decrease. If you would like a video on a previous post please let me know. I will learn how to turn the video around so the next one will not be sideways.

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