HOW TO: Crochet the double crochet



– one of the basic crochet stitches

 

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

 

Today I’m going to go through all the necessary steps on how to crochet the “Double Crochet”. This is one of the most basic crochet stitches & it is also one of the most used.

As the name suggests it is a little more complex than the “Single Crochet” that was covered in “The Beginners Guide to Crochet”. You can find an overview of all basic crochet stitches here.

The stitch is going to be explained in a step-by-step picture guide as well as a short soundless video.

Just grab your hook & yarn – let’s start.

 

Abbreviation:  

The “Double Crochet” is often shortened to “dc” in crochet patterns.

 

The steps:

1. Yarn over

2. Draw up a loop

3. Yarn over

4. Pull through 2 loops on hook

5. Yarn over

6. Pull through all loops on hook

 

Starting:

I’m starting this guide strait off without any extra explanation on how to chain or start a row.

However you should have a few chains before you start (read more about chains here).

In the pictures I have chained 10 stitches, turned & crocheted single crochets across the chain row.

I have also chained 3 stitches to get the height of the double crochet stitch.

 

1. Yarn over

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

Yarn over.

2. Draw up a loop

HOW TO: crochet the double crochetDraw up a loop from next stitch.

You have now 3 loops on hook.

3. Yarn over

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

Yarn over.

4. Pull through 2 loops on hook

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

Pull yarn through 2 loops on hook.

You now have 2 loops left on hook.

5. Yarn over

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

Yarn over.

6. Pull through all loops on hook

HOW TO: crochet the double crochet

Pull yarn through all loops on hook.

You have now finished a “Double Crochet”.

 Video guide:

This video shows you how to crochet the double crochet stitch, including the chain 3 in the beginning.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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