How To Double Crochet

  • While the double stitch is also one of the basic crochet hooks in crochet, its repetitive nature also causes many newbies to make mistakes, don't worry! It just has a few more steps than the short stitch.
  • The abbreviation for Double Crochet is "dc". Abbreviations are used in symbol charts for quick recognition by crocheters.
  • The Double Crochet stitch is a higher stitch than the Single Crochet and is used to create loose and fast crochet projects. perfect for afghans, granny squares, coasters and other projects that require stability and flexibility!

NoteThe Yeezhee crochet tutorial series all use US crochet terms, which differ from UK crochet terms, so check out our article for the differences.

Video Tutorial
Double Crochet Step by Step

TipUnderstanding and familiarizing yourself with common abbreviations and symbols is an important step in learning to crochet. This makes it easier for you to understand and follow charts, as well as participate in the crochet community.

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  • Double Crochet is usually represented in charts by a "T" with a diagonal line in the center. This shows that you will yarn over once before inserting your hook.
  • We learn double crochet by crocheting 10x5 squares.
  • Prepare chain stitch 13 (three extra chain stitches as the first double crochet)
  • Yarn over and Insert the crochet hook through the ninth stitch
  • After passing through the stitch, yarn over and pull it through the stitch.
  • You can see three loops on the crochet hook.
  • Yarn over again and pull it through the first two loops.
  • You can see two loops on the crochet hook.
  • Yarn over again and pull through the both loops.
  • You've finished the first double stitch
  • Continue crocheting the remaining double crochet stitches
  • Because the chain stitches are loose and may pull on the next stitch when crocheting a double stitch. So pay attention to the stitches when you crochet the next one.
  • When you finish crocheting a row of double crochet stitches, you get an item like this. 
  • You can stop and count the stitches, there are nine double crochet and one double crochet made up of three chain stitches.
  • A key point-When you begin to crochet the second row, add three chain stitch to the last stitch as the first short stitch of the second row.
  • Continue crocheting, repeating double crochet stitches.
  • When you finish crocheting the second row of double crochet stitches, you will get an item like this.
  • Keep going, and don't forget add extra three chain stitch at each chain turn.
  • When you finish crocheting this 10x5 square, you'll get an object like this. Try to identify your stitches in conjunction with the chart.

TryAfter watching the tutorial if you want to trying crocheting on your own, check out our blog. Get ready for your crochet project.

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