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How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch

March 10, 2010

Since my most recent how-to was on creating the half double crochet stitch, the next stitch in line is the double crochet. They are very similar, except that the half double stitch is slightly taller and has one extra step. Here is how I make them:

  1. First, make a slip knot and chain stitch. I chained 15 but you can chain however many you’d like
  2. Next, bring your yarn over, then insert your hook in the fourth chain from the hook.

  3. Yarn over again, then pull your yarn through the loop from your chain stitch. Three loops should then remain on your hook.
  4. Yarn over again, then pull through two loops on your hook. Two loops should then remain.
  5. Yarn over again, then pull through the two remaining loops on the hook. You have just complete one double crochet stitch!
  6. Yarn over insert your hook in the next chain stitch, then repeat steps 3-5. When you reach the end of your row, chain 3 stitches then turn your work to the opposite side.
  7. Yarn over, then insert your hook in the second complete double crochet stitch nearest it.
  8. Make double crochet stitches across every stitch to complete your row. Next, add a last double crochet on top of your “chain 3” (remember that you skipped three chains in your foundation row. This counts as one double crochet stitch).
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you are comfortable with double crochet. Cut and pull your remaining yarn through to fasten. If you’d like, you can also weave in your ends with an embroidery needle (not shown).

    This stitch is great for hats, scarves and clothing!
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