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How to Crochet the Double Crochet

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The double crochet is one of the most popular of crochet stitches. Many a blanket, hat, car seat cover, or ear warmer (among thousands of other crochet patterns) uses this stitch. Once you’ve mastered the chain stitch, the Single Crochet, the Half Double Crochet, and now the double crochet, you have the basic stitches needed to create all sorts of beautiful projects.

Double Crochet Stitch tutorial

Double Crochet Stitch Written Tutorial

The double crochet stitch is abbreviated as DC in crochet patterns.

To start this stitch..

1. First wrap your yarn (yarn over) around the hook, and insert the hook into the next stitch.

2. Yarn over again, then pull that loop up through the stitch. You should now have three loops on your hook.

3. Wrap your yarn again (yarn over) and pull through just two of the stitches on the hook.

4. Wrap your yarn one more time and pull through the last two loops on your hook.

Voila! One stitch made!

Remember that the double crochet is the height of two stitches, just like the single crochet is the height of one stitch and the triple is the height of three. When starting a new double crochet row, you’ll want to chain two to get the height needed to start that new row.

If you begin your rows as I do with the chain-2 to start (every crocheter can vary slightly), remember that those two chains do not count as a stitch in the next row. They are simply giving you the height needed to start that row without puckering or pulling.

Double Crochet Video Tutorial

YouTube video

Have a question? Don’t hesitate to ask! You can almost always find me in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

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