Continuing with my series of beginning crochet videos, this video will teach you the double crochet stitch. This is a taller stitch than the single crochet, but is still used very frequently in crochet projects. You’ll want to learn it for sure!
The double crochet stitch is abbreviated “dc” in crochet patterns. If you are unsure of crochet abbreviations, be sure to grab my free downloadable, printable crochet abbreviations list! You work a double crochet stitch, by yarning over first. “Yarn over” is just a fancy way of saying, “wrap your yarn around your hook.” However, it needs to be wrapped the right direction. If you are looking down at the tip of your hook, you would wrap the yarn in clock-wise direction. After you yarn over, or “yo,” place your hook into the designated stitch or space, pull your yarn through that stitch or space, yo again, pull that through two loops, yo again, and pull through the last two loops.
Sometimes in patterns you’ll see a number before the abbreviation dc. That tells you how many double crochet stitches to work.
Let’s learn the double crochet stitch!