Are you ready to learn another stitch? This next stitch works up even more quickly than a half double crochet, and it creates an even looser fabric. This is a double crochet and like the name suggests, it’s two single crochets stacked on top of each other. This stitch is amazing for creating texture and using with other techniques to get more interesting designs in your crochet. It’s also great on its own for quick projects. So let’s get started with the double crochet stitch tutorial!
Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
A double crochet (DC) is worked in two parts and it’s a little bit taller than a half double crochet. Basically, it’s two single crochets stacked on top of each other. As always, let’s start with the video.
To make a row of 10 DC you need to start with 2 extra chains, so chain 12.
1. Bring your yarn over the hook and insert your hook into the 3rd space from the hook.
2. Bring your yarn over the hook (YO) and pull it through your chain. You should have three loops on the hook now, just like with a half double crochet.
3. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through TWO loops on your hook. You should have two more loops left on your hook.
4. Bring your yarn over the hook again, and pull the yarn through the remaining 2 loops.
That’s your finished double crochet (DC)!
Continue working double crochets into each space along the chain. At the end of the row, chain 2 and turn. The extra chain is needed to compensate for the height of the double crochet.
Continue working in double crochets for a few rows. You’ll notice that it goes by much faster than creating a sample of the same size in single crochet, so it’s a great stitch for quick projects.
Here is my swatch below.
Practice makes perfect, so don’t worry if your stitches are looking a little wonky at first. The more you practice and use this stitch, the neater your rows become. Thanks so much for reading and I will be back with another post soon!
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If there are any stitches you want to know more about and get a tutorial for, just let me know in the comments. Until then, I will see you soon 🙂