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How to single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)…neatly!

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A question I get asked very often is: when I sc2tog, that decrease looks all big and loose. How do I fix it?

Today, I’ll show you! If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to sc2tog, then click here for a video.

Aim for even stitches

A very common problem is either having the decrease look loose, or the stitch next to it. No worries! It’s fixable!

Today, I’ll show you how to get a really nice decrease, based on my teardrop technique. Basically, at every step of the stitch, you want to make sure that the loop on the hook looks like a tight teardrop.

Let’s look at the step-by-step photos of me doing a decrease:

single crochet decrease
single crochet decrease
single crochet decrease
single crochet decrease

Do you see how at every step the loop is snug against the hook? Not strangling the hook, but snug.

That’s the trick! A crochet stitch is formed from these loops, so if one of these loops gets big, then your stitch will be big and loose!

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