Today’s stitch is the double crochet (crochet abbreviation: dc). The double crochet st is wonderful for basic crocheting, adding texture to pieces, and adding height too. I love the rhythm that happens with the hook and yarn when you get into a double crochet groove. It’s very soothing. Anyway.

  • Written directions for double crochet: yarn over, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull loop through stitch, yarn over, pull loop through the 1st 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull loop through the remaining loops on the hook (yo, insert hook through st, yo, pull loop through stitch, yo, pull loop through 1st 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull loop through the remaining loops on the hook)
  • Uses for double crochet: basic stitch, parts of more complex & multi-stepped stitches
  • Related: Standing double crochet, Foundation double crochet, Reverse double crochet
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Double crochet (dc)

Learning how to double crochet is easy. We’re basically adding an extra 2 steps to the half double crochet st that we learned last time. Here are your steps: yarn over, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull loop through stitch, yarn over, pull loop through the 1st 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull loop through the remaining loops on the hook (yo, insert hook through st, yo, pull loop through stitch, yo, pull loop through 1st 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull loop through the remaining loops on the hook)

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How to double crochet (dc)

When working in rows (and if we’re making a seam while working in the round) you chain 3 (ch 3) at the end of the row. Most written directions (some of mine included) have this ch 3 counting as the 1st st of the next row. You would actually skip the 1st st before continuing on to crochet the rest of the row. This causes a gap (1) and then you’re forced to crochet into the top of the ch 3 from the last row. I don’t know. I think it looks cleaner to treat your ch 3 as your turning st (like a ch 1 on a sc row) and then to dc across like you would a sc row (2). That’s just personal preference. You can see the difference.

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dc each st across, ch 3, tn, dc next row

Like all the other stitches we’ve learned so far, you can double crochet through different parts of the stitches to get different textures. You can place the hook through both of the top “v” loops (1), through the front top “v” loop (2), and through the back top “v” loop (3). The double crochet stitch is tall enough to also use the front post(4) and the back post for stitches (5 & 6).

Stitch placement: {Crash Course Crochet} Double Crochet... Cha, Cha, Cha | Knot By Gran'ma Blog
Different ways to double crochet

We have learned: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and half double crochet.

 

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