Crochet 101: How to Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch


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Crochet 101 [Class 5]: The Double Crochet Stitch Videos

The double crochet stitch is one of the most common crochet stitches. It is a taller stitch than single crochet.


Stitch Abbreviation & Symbol

double


How to Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch

The double crochet stitch is one of the most common crochet stitches. It is a taller stitch than single crochet.


Step 1

Double Crochet Figure 1

Double Crochet Figure 1

First make a slip knot and foundation chain 14 stitches.


[ see Double Crochet Figure 1 ]

Step 2

Double Crochet Figure 2

Double Crochet Figure 2

Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and draw it through the chain stitch and up onto the working area of the hook; you now have three loops on the hook.


[ see Double Crochet Figure 2 ]

Step 3

Double Crochet Figure 3

Double Crochet Figure 3

Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and draw it through the chain stitch and up onto the working area of the hook; you now have three loops on the hook.


[ see Half Double Crochet Figure 3 ]



Double Crochet Figure 4

Double Crochet Figure 4

You now have two loops on the hook.


[ see Half Double Crochet Figure 4 ]

Step 4:

Double Crochet Figure 5

Double Crochet Figure 5

Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and draw through both loops on the hook.

[ see Double Crochet Figure 5 ]



Double Crochet Figure 6

Double Crochet Figure 6

You have now completed one double crochet; one loop remains on the hook


[ see Half Double Crochet Figure 6 ]



Double Crochet Figure 7

Double Crochet Figure 7

After working in each chain across, count your double crochet stitches. There should be 12 of them, counting the first three chain stitches you skipped at the beginning of the row as a double croche


[ see Double Crochet Figure 7 ]


Step 5: Double Crochet Crochet for Row 2

Double Crochet Figure 8

Double Crochet Figure 8

Turn your work so that the back side is facing you.

Chain 3 (ch 3; for the turning chain).

Yarn over the hook (yo).

Skipping the first stitch of the row directly below the turning chain, insert your hook in the next stitch

[ see Double Crochet Figure 8 ]




Double Crochet Figure 9

Double Crochet Figure 9

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 from the previous section in each of the next 12 double crochet (dc) stitches. Be sure to yarn over before inserting your hook in each stitch.

Work 1 double crochet in the top chain of the previous row’s turning chain

[ see Double Crochet Figure 9 ]
You should have 12 double crochet stitches in Row 2 (counting the turning chain as 1 double crochet).