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Hello! Today we’ll be learning one of the most commonly used crochet stitches, the double crochet. It’s quite easy once you know the single crochet, and as the name suggests, it’s exactly twice as tall. This stitch can be used for anything from sweaters to blankets to scarves, and it’s super useful to know.
Please visit this post to get a reminder of the basics. Today’s post will be short because I’m just going to show you to how to make the stitch…and also I’m lazy. 🙂
Start off by making a yarn over, and THEN put your hook into the stitch. This can be a little tricky at first, because the yarn over keeps trying to escape. Next, yarn over again and pull through the stitch. This will result in three loops on your hook (as in the above picture).
The next step is to yarn over, wrap the yarn around your hook, then pull through only the first TWO loops. This is the first half of the stitch. Two loops remain on your hook.
The final step is to yarn over and pull the yarn through those loops. One loop is on your hook, and the double crochet is complete:
When you’re finished with a row, you’ll want to make two or three chains and turn. Three is standard, but I prefer doing two because it minimizes holes. If your edges are super tight, though, try three chains. Then you’ll just double crochet across the row again, and chain two (or three) to turn. It’s that simple!
Do you have a favorite crochet stitch? I’d love to hear your favorites! :}