DC2TOG stands for Double Crochet 2 Together and is a stitch that takes 2 DC stitches and makes them into 1 DC. It’s a derivative of DC (Double Crochet) and it is 2 DC stitches that are crocheted together, getting rid of one and leaving the other. Because DC2TOG reduces the number of stitches in a row, it is also called a decrease stitch.
When we learn how to crochet we might run away with all the stitches and combos but the truth is that it all begins with the most basic things of all: crochet chain and slip knot. Slip knot and the chain are really at the base of it all. You literally can’t start a crochet project without them.
HDC2TOG stands for Half Double Crochet Two Together, as in taking 2 HDC stitches and making them into 1.
Sometimes you can see it referred to as DEC HDC or HDC DEC, which means Decrease HDC.
Half dc2tog is a stitch that takes 2 HDC stitches and makes them into 1 HDC. 2 HDC stitches are crocheted together, getting rid of one and leaving the other.
The SC2TOG stitch abbreviation means Single Crochet 2 Together. This stitch takes 2 single crochet (sc) stitches and puts them together (tog) into one. You start with 2 stitches and end up with 1.
Being able to introduce different colors to your crochet creation makes it exciting and visually interesting. By being able seamlessly to change colors in crochet you can approach having multiple colors in your pieces without any worries and enjoy mixing things up.
Slip stitch seems to be rarely mentioned because it’s not thought of as a full-on stitch.
Slip stitch or SL ST is like a working horse that does a lot behind the scenes. It’s easy to dismiss it but it’s so important!
It is a very low-profile stitch that creates almost no height in your crochet work but offers other important functions.