How to hdc2tog in Crochet – Half Double Crochet 2 Together

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If you’re looking to learn the basics of how to hdc2tog in crochet, then this guide is for you!

Half Double Crochet Two Together is a helpful and simple crochet decrease that can be used in almost any project.

In this crochet tutorial you will learn what the hdc2tog is, as well as detailed instructions on materials needed and a step-by-step tutorial with photos and videos.

I will also include answers to frequently asked questions about half double crochet 2 together in crochet, and related crochet decreases for further help with learning this skill. So let’s get started!

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What is the hdc2tog or Half Double Crochet 2 Together

The hdc2tog or half double crochet 2 together is an easy way to decrease 1 stitch when crocheting half double crochet stitches.

The half double crochet stitch is one of the basic crochet stitches that are the building blocks of crochet.

You can crochet the hdc2tog in just 5 simple steps.

Decreasing stitches are used to shape crochet pieces.

The steps of the hdc2tog:

  1. Yarn over.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop.
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2, once. You have 5 loops on the crochet hook.
  4. Yarn over.
  5. Pull through all loops on the crochet hook.

Materials Needed

To crochet the hdc2tog you can use any crochet hook size and weight yarn. If you’re following a crochet pattern, use the crochet hook and yarn suggested.

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Half Double Crochet 2 Together Abbreviations

The half double crochet 2 together is abbreviated hdc2tog in crochet patterns.

You may also find it abbreviated hdc dec.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

hdc2tog Crochet Chart Symbol

The half double crochet 2 together chart symbol is related to the half double crochet (hdc) stitch chart symbol.

It is a “T” with two legs.

It will be turned in the direction it will lay in your finished crochet work.

Photo showing the hdc2tog crochet stitch chart symbol.

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Alternative Half Double Crochet Decreases

Half Double Crochet 2 Together Step By Step Photo Tutorial

In this step by step photo tutorial you can learn the hdc2tog (us terms), a hdc decrease stitch, in a few easy steps. Grab your crochet hook and let’s get started with this easy way to decrease 1 crochet stitch.

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How to hdc2tog in Crochet – Half Double Crochet 2 Together

Janne Kleivset Janne Kleivset
Learn how to crochet the half double crochet 2 together. Half Double Crochet Two Together is a helpful and simple crochet decrease that can be used in almost any project.
Cost 5
Total Time 20 minutes
Gauge Depends on the crochet hook and yarn you use
Sizes Depends on how many crochet stitches you crochet.

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Instructions

  • Yarn over (yo) and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop from the first stitch, you have 3 loops on the crochet hook.
    How to hdc2tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 2 Together Pin
  • Yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, you have 5 loops on the crochet hook.
    How to hdc2tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 2 Together Pin
  • Yarn over from back to front.
    How to hdc2tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 2 Together Pin
  • Pull yarn through all the loops on the crochet hook. You have now finished the half double crochet two together and have decreased 1 stitch.
    How to hdc2tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 2 Together Pin

Half Double Crochet Two Together Video Tutorial

Find a quick and easy tutorial on Youtube.

Commonly Asked Questions About hdc2tog

What does hdc2tog mean in crochet?

The hdc2tog is a crochet stitch that reduces the total stitch count by 1 when you crochet it. It’s an abbreviation for half double crochet two together.

Is the hdc2tog the same as the invisible half double crochet decrease?

The hdc2tog and the invisible half double crochet decrease is not the same stitch. However both decrease the stitch count by 1. The regular half double crochet 2 together is more visible than the invisible decrease.

In what crochet projects can you use the half double crochet two together?

You can use the half double crochet two together in all kinds of crochet projects such as amigurumi, crochet clothing and more.

Half Double Crochet Decreases – Step-By-Step Tutorials

  1. Half Double Crochet 2 Together (this tutorial)
  2. Half Double Crochet 3 Together (hdc3tog)
  3. Half Double Crochet 4 Together (hdc4tog)
  4. Invisible Half Double Crochet Decrease
Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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