Crochet Patterns For Dummies
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To work a decrease from the purl side, purl 2 stitches together (abbreviated p2tog) instead of knitting them together. You can purl 2 stitches together although most knitting patterns have you decrease on right side rows only. (The purl side is the “wrong” side.)

When you look at a p2tog decrease from the knit side, the stitches slant to the right, just like they do with a k2tog decrease.

Insert the RH needle purlwise into the next 2 stitches on the LH needle.

Insert the RH needle purlwise into the next 2 stitches on the LH needle.

Position the needle like you were purling a single stitch, except insert the needle through two loops. You’re on your way to working a single p2tog decrease on the wrong (purl) side of your knitting.

Wrap the yarn around the RH needle.

Wrap the yarn around the RH needle.

Perform the action just like you were working a single purl stitch.

Pull the RH needle through the loop.

Pull the RH needle through the loop.

Again, purl the 2 stitches together as if they were 1 stitch.

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