Double crochet stitch video tutorial
Continuing with my series of beginning crochet videos, check out this double crochet stitch video tutorial. 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!
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The double crochet stitch is abbreviated dc in crochet patterns. Sometimes in patterns you’ll see a number before the abbreviation dc. That tells you how many double crochet stitches to work.
Double crochet stitch written directions
Let’s start with some written directions for the double crochet stitch.
The first step in a double crochet stitch is to yarnover. This just means to wrap the yarn around the back of your hook and back around to the front.
Next, you insert your crochet hook into the next chain or stitch.
Now you yarnover again, this time just laying your yarn across the front of your crochet hook.
Pull that yarnover through the stitch.
Now you will slide your hook up a little and yarnover again.
Next you pull that yarnover through the first two loops on your hook.
Push your hook up a little and yarnover one more time.
And finally, you pull that yarnover through the remaining two loops.
That finishes one double crochet stitch. You’ll repeat that in each stitch, chain, or space where you need to work a double crochet stitch.
Double crochet swatch written instructions
Here I’m going to write out a pattern for a small double crochet swatch in standard US crochet pattern terms. If you aren’t familiar with the abbreviations used in crochet patterns, get me free printable crochet abbreviations list.
You can use any yarn and crochet hook you like. However, I suggest checking the yarn label for suggested hook sizes, or the bottom row of this handy chart from the Craft Yarn Council.
If you want to make this swatch wider, start with more chains than the indicated number. You can make this double crochet stitch piece as long as you want by continuing to repeat the 2nd row until you’ve reached the desired length.
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch 2 does not count as a st), dc in each remaining ch, turn – 12 dc.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until desired length has been reached. Fasten off.
Double crochet stitch video
If you need other beginner tutorials and even beginner project ideas check out my Learn to Crochet page. There you’ll find tutorials and project ideas listed in suggested order.
What can I make with the double crochet stitch?
The following easy crochet projects all use the double crochet stitch that you just learned! Check one out and be inspired!
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