sc3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together
Sc3tog is a decrease over 3 stitches, and it’s one that I find myself using a lot, recently! Today, I’ll show you how to do it, step by step. There’s a video after the photo tutorial, in case that’s your preferred way to learn. 🙂
Here is what your piece will look like before you begin… notice there is one loop on the hook:
Insert your hook into the next stitch, and wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There are now two loops on the hook:
Do the same thing (insert your hook into the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through stitch) two more times. You will have a total of 4 loops on the hook:
Wrap the yarn over the hook, and pull through all 4 loops:
Ta da! You have decreased 3 stitches into one!
Watch the video!
If the photos aren’t what you need, don’t worry… I made a video!
Keep it neat!
Is your decrease looking big and bulky? You’ll want to have a peek at this blog post about how to sc2tog… neatly! The technique applies to this decrease, too!
Here are handy links to all the posts about crocheting round two of your pattern and beyond. . .
- How to Crochet the Second Round
- How to Increase in Single Crochet
- How to Decrease in Single Crochet
- How to Single Crochet 3 Together
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