It’s that time of the week again for another part in our Learn How to Crochet for Beginners series! I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series so far, and that it’s helped you learn how to crochet or helped refresh some techniques you’ve known. Today’s post is covering how to Double Crochet, which is another essential stitch for crocheting. This stitch creates a larger stitch since it doubles the single crochet. It is a helpful stitch when making crocheting garments, accessories, or blankets because it helps the project go faster while creating a beautiful stitch. You’ll notice that it is almost identical to the single crochet, but just involves more yarn overs and loops on your hook. Knowing how to single crochet will make this stitch very easy to learn. Let’s get started!
(Like Video Tutorials better? Check out my YouTube video below that details how to single crochet. You can find more video tutorials on my YouTube Channel, E’Claire Makery.)
How to Double Crochet
(Before we start the stitching, if you’re using my Cake Slice Coaster Pattern as the project to learn all of the stitches in this series, Row 2 is a row of double crochets and can be used to practice double crochet. You do a row of single crochets in row 2, ch 2, turn, and now will begin a row of double crochets.)
1. To start your double crochet, first yarn over to hook the yarn with your hook.
2. Once you’ve yarned over, insert you hook into the first stitch and yarn over.
3. Pull the yarn through the first stitch, and you’ll now have three loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over again, and pull the yarn through the first two loops on your hook, so you’ll only have two loops on your hook.
5. Yarn over again, and pull through the last two loops on your hook.
6. You’ve now completed your first double crochet, which will look like this. It essentially has the same look as a single crochet, but is just doubled. Continue double crocheting across the rest of your row, and then you’ll have a complete row of double crochets.
Now, you know how to double crochet! Go forth with confidence knowing that you’ve got one more stitch in your belt to help you conquer any crochet project you set your mind to. The next step in this series is tackling how to switch yarn colors, as well as learning how to half double crochet, which is very similar to the double crochet.
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