How to Crochet: Double Crochet

Bonjour,

I had prepared a post yesterday wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving…but then I accidentally deleted it.  😦  So…happy late Thanksgiving!

After the double crochet, we just have triple crochets and slip stitches to learn before you’ve learned all 5 basic stitches!

Before we begin ~ I know I’ve said before that I don’t count my turning chains as stitches.  (Sometimes I do in the round.)  So I wanted to share an awesome link with you here.  It’s an alternative to a turning ch-3, and I don’t know how I survived before I saw it.  I will be showing you an alternate method in case you want something easier.

Let’s start with a chain of 10 to practice our double crochets.

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Options for Turning

1.  Use a turning chain-3.  To do this, chain three and turn the work around.  In the picture below, the rectangle indicates the chain three while the arrow points to where you’ll make the first double crochet.

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2.  Use the stacked single crochet from here.  This gives a much straighter edge.  Below is a comparison of the two techniques:Image

That’s all for today.  I hope I helped somebody!

~ The Cogaroo ~

 

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