Crochet 101 – Double Crochet Stitch

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Welcome to the next post in the Crochet 101 series! Last week I showed you the single crochet stitch. Today we’re going to learn how to do a double crochet stitch (abbreviated as DC). I use this stitch a lot because it’s easy to work up and is great for quick projects. The double crochet and single crochet stitches are both very popular stitches and are found in most crochet patterns.

Let’s start!

1. Start with a chain. Keep in mind that for however many double crochet stitches that you want to crochet, you will need three extra chain stitches. In this example, I chained 13 stitches which means I will end up with 10  double crochets.

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2.
Yarn over

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3. Insert your hook into the fourth chain from your hook.

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4. 
Yarn over again

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5. Pull your yarn through the chain. You should now have 3 loops on your hook.

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6. Yarn over again (yeah I know it’s a lot of yarning over but at least you get to practice!)

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7. Pull yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops left on the hook.

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8. Yarn over again (last time I promise!)

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9. Pull through both loops on your hook. Now you have a finished double crochet stitch!

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10. Repeat steps 1-9 until you have finished the whole row. It’ll look something like this:

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And there you have your double crochet stitch. This particular stitch is great for blankets and hats. I love using it because since it’s a taller stitch than a single crochet, you can get through your projects faster 🙂

I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and practice your newly learned double crochet stitch! If you have any questions or are having a hard time with the tutorial, just leave me a comment and I will surely answer you as soon as I can. Make sure you stop by next week for the next post in the Crochet 101 series. I will be writing about the half double crochet stitch.

Happy Crocheting!  🙂

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