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How To Crochet: Double Crochet

April 17, 2018 2 min read

Before You Start

The Double Crochet is twice as tall as the Single Crochet, and, similar to the Single Crochet, is frequently used in crochet patterns. It creates a fabric that holds its shape (but isn't stiff), so it is great for items like sweaters, socks, and hats.

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Step By Step

Single Crochet step 1

Step 1

Begin by working a foundation chain 3 stitches longer than your desired amount of stitches.

Single Crochet step 2

Step 2

Yarn-over.

Single Crochet step 3

Step 3

Find the fourth chain stitch from your hook, this is the chain that you will be working into.

Single Crochet step 4

Step 4

Insert your hook into the top loop of the forth chain stitch from your hook, yarn-over, and pull through. You will now have 3 loops on your crochet hook.

Single Crochet step 5

Step 5

Yarn-over.

Single Crochet step 6

Step 6

Pull through the first two loops on your crochet hook. Two loops will now remain on your hook.

Single Crochet step 7

Step 7

Yarn-over once more.

Single Crochet step 8

Step 8

Pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. You have just completed your first double crochet stitch.

Single Crochet step 9

Step 9

Repeat steps 2-8 into each consecutive stitch across the row until all chain stitches have been worked.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 10

Chain 3 stitches and turn your work.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 11

The 3 chain stitches will account for your first double crochet stitch. Find your second double crochet stitch on your next row, it will appear as the fifth chain from your needle.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 12

Yarn-over.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 13

Insert your needle into both loops of the next double crochet stitch. Yarn- over and pull through. You will have 3 loops on your crochet hook.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 14

Yarn-over and pull through the first two loops.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 15

Yarn-over and pull through the remaining two loops to complete the double crochet stitch.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 16

Repeat steps 12-15 into each consecutive stitch across the row.

Single Crochet step 10

Step 17

You have now completed your second row of double crochet stitches. Work as done on row 2 for each consecutive row.

Single CrochetAre you interested in learning more crochet stitches? How about challenging yourself to learn a new stitch every month through the year? Check out DGY's Knitting and Crochet Challenge!