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Double crochet decrease

Find out how to decrease in double crochet

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Learn how to decrease in double crochet with this easy to follow video tutorial. This step by step guide will show you how to turn two double crochet stitches into one. This technique is used when making hats, bags, sweaters and scarves.

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In this how-to, we will show you how to do a double crochet decrease - this is done by turning two stitches into one. This is useful in all projects where shaping is required. In this how-to, we are using our Shiny Happy Cotton yarn in Coral Crush. Let's get started!

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To begin your double crochet decrease, start by wrapping the yarn around the hook

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Insert your hook into the next stitch

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Wrap the yarn around the hook, and bring it through the first loop on the hook into. You know have 3 loops on your hook

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Wrap the yarn around the hook

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Pull it through the first 2 loops on the crochet hook. You know have 2 loops on your hook

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Wrap your yarn around your hook

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Insert your hook into the next stitch on the row you are working

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Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull it through the first stitch on the hook. You now have 4 loops on your hook

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Wrap your yarn and bring it through the first 2 loops. There are now 3 loops on your hook

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Wrap your yarn again, and bring it through all 3 loops on the hook. You have now made your double crochet decrease!

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