What is Sc2tog?
Sc2tog stands for “single crochet two together” and it is a standard crochet decrease used in crochet patterns.
When you make a sc2tog, you effectively decrease your stitch count by one.
The sc2tog decrease is one of those techniques you will need to know if you plan to work a project that requires shaping. This include projects such as amigurumi (crochet stuffed animals) and clothing. I’ve come across this stitch in crochet patterns many times – so much that I’ve added it to my list of “must knows” for beginners. The good news? It’s incredibly easy to crochet.
Let’s give it a try
In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to do the Sc2tog decrease stitch. To get you started, crochet a little swatch with a few rows of single crochet stitches. You don’t need anything fancy, just a foundation.
- Bernat Satin
- 5 mm Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook
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How to Crochet the Sc2tog (Single Crochet Two Together) with Brittany
This tutorial is also available in a left hand version. Click below to be directed to the left handed video on my Youtube channel.
Insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook. One decrease made.