DC3TOG – Double Crochet Three Together
The DC3TOG crochet stitch is one of those stitches that you might not use every day, but it’s good to know, especially if you’re making a sweater. DC3TOG stands for Double Crochet 3 Together and is a stitch that connects three Double Crochet stitches to form a single stitch. Thi article will tell you everything about the Double Crochet Three Together along with some crocheting tips and tricks.
When three DC stitches are combined into one DC stitch, DC3TOG effectively reduces the thread count. Three DC stitches are crocheted together, one is left and the other two are removed.
DC3TOG is also known as a decrease stitch because of its nature, and it’s one of the unique stitches used for shaping crochet items. When DC3TOG or a double crochet cluster stitch is used, you may see a reference to cluster stitches.
What can you make with DC3TOG stitch
The decrease may be used to shape armholes and necklines on a sweater, as well as the waistline of a dress or skirt.
The double crochet 3 together stitch is sometimes used as a decorative stitch. When used as a decorative stitch, the DC3TOG combines three DC stitches at the top to form a triangular shape.
When used as ornamental stitches, one needs to couple DC3TOG with 2 ch stitches in between to compensate for the 2 DC stitches lost in each DC3TOG group. DC3TOG is also known as a cluster stitch or an inverted shell stitch.
How to DC3TOG crochet
How to start a row using a DC3TOG crochet stitch?
- You would first CH 2 before executing DC3TOG at the beginning of the row (to create partial first DC).
- After that, yarn over, insert in next stitch, yarn over, and pull through. On the hook, you have three loops.
- Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2. On the hook, you have two loops.
- Yarn over and pull through the next stitch, then yarn over and pull through the next stitch. On the hook, you have four loops.
- Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2. You have three loops on the hook now.
- Turn the yarn over and draw it through all three loops.
- And that’s all for the DC3TOG at the start of the row.
How to start a DC3TOG in the middle of a row?
- Crochet to the place in the row where the stitch is needed, then yarn over, insert the hook into the following stitch, yarn over, and pull the loop through.
- On the hook, you have three loops.
- Turn the yarn over and draw two loops through it. On the hook, you have two loops.
- This is the first DC that is just partially over.
- Pull the loop through by yarning over and inserting it into the second stitch. On a hook, you have four loops.
- Yarn over and pull two loops through. On the hook, you have three loops. This is the second DC in the series.
- Pull the loop through by yarning and inserting the hook into the third stitch (front to back). On the hook, you have five loops.
- Yarn over and pull two loops through. On the hook, you have four loops.
- Turn the yarn over and draw it through all four loops at once. You combine three incomplete DCs into a single DC.
Things to remember about the DC3TOG:
- It will frequently be on the margins of your work when used for decreases/shaping, as the first and final stitch in the row.
- When working as part of the design, you will have new stitches entering the top of your DC3TOG (and the ch gaps) below when you come to the next row.
- You’ll most likely be placing your hook into the giant loop at the top of the cluster if you’re crocheting standard DCs over the DC3TOG stitches below.
Even though DC3TOG is a decreasing stitch, one can use it in motif design. A ch-2 (chain of two stitches) is inserted between each DC3TOG to compensate for the two DCs absorbed into the DC3TOG. It makes a lovely pattern of upright triangles with a ch-2 in the middle.
You may produce a filigree design by making a row of them. This pattern looks fantastic in a scarf, cap, cowl, granny square, or when you work with a double crochet shell stitch in the next row. When knitting in a circle, you can add extra ch sp (chain space) between the DC3TOG and then finish with the slip stitch.
How do you do a dc3tog stitch in crochet?
Is there a quadruple crochet stitch?
What is bigger than a double crochet?
One can achieve a treble crochet (sometimes known as triple crochet) is a taller version of double crochet by working two yarn overs at the beginning of the stitch rather than one yarn over as in double crochet. Its abbreviation is tr.
What does hdc2tg mean in crochet?
The hdc2tog (half double crochet two together decrease) is a fundamental decrease stitch that shapes your creation by deleting stitches from your design. One can make everything from sweaters to caps to purses.