Twice the Size


US: dc
UK: treble crochet

Outside of amigurumi, double crochet is one of the most commonly used stitches. It’s almost twice the size of a single crochet which makes it great for blankets, scarves, etc.

The Double Crochet

First we need to make a foundation chain. Let’s start with a chain 14.

1. Yarn over. You should have 2 loops on hook. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from hook. Make sure you go under the back bump of the chain.

2. Yarn over. Pull through the chain. You should have 3 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over. Pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops still on your hook after this.

4. Yarn over. Pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. Finished! You should have 1 loop still on your hook. You’ve just completed your first double crochet. Remember, the first one never looks pretty.

Repeat steps 1-4 in the next chain from stitch.  Continue until the end of your chain. You should have 12 double crochets at the end. Just like the half double crochet the first 3 chains you skipped count as a double crochet.

Once you’re finished let’s take a look at your double crochet row. Identify each individual stitch. Compare it to your previous pieces of single crochet. Notice the Vs.

To start the next row, chain 3. Since double crochet is a tall stitch we need to start at the correct height. Once you’ve chained 3 turn your work. Yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd stitch of the first row. Yarn over, pull through. 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops. Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. Continue making double crochets. Just like the first row, the chain 3 turning chain counts as a double crochet.

Don’t forget to double crochet into the top of the chain 3 of the previous row at the end.

homework and quiz

Your homework!

Practice the double crochet stitch!

Make a piece that is 10 double crochets long. So you’ll need to start with 12 chain stitches. Make 12 rows. Repeat as necessary.

Double Crochet

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