How to dc3tog (decrease)
Double crochet three stitches together.
- Creates a cluster-like stitch.
- Decreases your stitch count by 2.
Step 1: Yarn over. Insert hook into next space.
Step 2: Yarn over and pull through. There will be 3 loops on your hook.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull through the first 2 stitches on your hook. There are 2 loops on your hook.
At this point, you’ve worked the first half of a double crochet.
Step 4: Yarn over and insert hook into the next space.
Step 5: Yarn over and pull through. 4 loops are now on your hook.
Step 6: Yarn over and pull through first 2 stitches on your hook. 3 loops are on your hook.
At this point, you’ve worked the first half of a second double crochet.
Step 7: Yarn over and insert hook into the next space.
Step 8: Yarn over and pull through. 5 loops are on your hook.
Step 9: Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook. 4 loops on your hook.
Step 10: Yarn over on final time pulling through the remaining 4 loops on your hook. You have now decreased your stitch count by two stitches, completing your dc3tog.
About the Instructor: Andi Gallegos
Andi Gallegos- aka Mysistersknitter on Ravelry- learned to first crochet more than 20 years ago from a coworker, while looking for a way to occupy herself during downtime at a call center job. A couple of years later after many attempts to teach herself to knit from books, she found a video that taught kids to knit and it suddenly clicked. Nowadays it is rare for a day to go by without at least one stitch being knit.
At that time living and knitting in sunny Arizona didn’t warrant a large knitting community, so Andi started a blog called My Sister’s Knitter as a way to connect with other knitters.
Andi believes that if everyone knit or crocheted the world would be a kindler, gentler place.
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves pouring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.