Tutorial – dc3tog (Double Crochet 3 Together)

The double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) stitch is worked over 3 stitches and is a way to decrease by 2 stitches at a time. If you’re familiar with the dc2tog stitch or dc clusters, this is very similar.

Double Crochet 3 Together:

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I will be working into these 3 stitches

Dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

 

The First Post

Start out just like you would for a double crochet – place the working yarn over the hook (yarn over), insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 1a - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

Yarn over, pull through 2 of the loops. You should now have 2 loops on your hook.

Step 1b - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

 

The 2nd Post:

Repeat the above steps in the 2nd stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into 2nd stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 of the loops on the hook. You should now have 3 loops left on your hook.

Step 2 - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

The 3rd Post:

Repeat those steps one more time, in the 3rd stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into 3rd stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 of the loops on the hook. You should now have 4 loops left on your hook.

Step 3 - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

 

Finish the Stitch:

Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops to complete the stitch.

Finished stitch - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

Here’s what it looks like when the whole row is completed.

Finished row - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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