Single Crochet Two Together (Single Crochet Decrease)

Learn how to single crochet two stitches together or sc2tog abbreviated with my easy crochet stitch video and written tutorial. You may also hear this crocheting technique referred to as a single crochet decrease, but just know that they mean the same thing.

Single Crochet Two Together Tutorial

What is Single Crochet Two Together?

The term single crochet two together (sc2tog) means to use single crochet to join two stitches together, and it is a way to decrease or make the project smaller.

In this stitch tutorial, the abbreviation (sc2) means single crochet two and (tog) means together. You may also see the sc2tog technique shown as a symbol in crochet patterns or crochet charts.

sc2tog chart symbol

Basically, if you use a single crochet decrease stitch, you can get rid of stitches from your pattern, which allows you to create shapes. For example, I used the single crochet two together techniques to help create the chevron part of my chevron baby blanket design.

You may also have heard about single crochet increases, which are another way to shape crochet projects by adding stitches.

Are you a beginner to abbreviations? No worries! Crochet abbreviations can be overwhelming, but they are just a shorthand way to explain stitches in patterns.

How to Single Crochet Decrease

Skill Level: Easy


This tutorial can be used with any weight yarn (including #4 medium or #5 bulky). You would just want to also change the hook size to whatever the manufacturer recommends on its yarn label.


  • This crochet tutorial is written in standard US terms

Single Crochet Two Together Written Pattern

Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog)

  1. Insert hook into designated stitch
  2. Yarn over the hook, pull back through the stitch
  3. Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull back through the stitch.
  4. Yarn over and pull back through the three loops on the hook.

Single Crochet Two Together Video Tutorial

sctog tutorial

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