How to Crochet: Double Crochet Stitches (dc)By Rachel Choi – 74 Comments
|Double crochets are like the long version of single crochets! If you are just beginning to learn how to crochet and have not learned single crochets yet, I would suggest learning how to crochet single crochets first. After that double crochets will be a piece of cake!
In a nut shell, here what you have to do: Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, draw through 1 lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, draw through final 2 lps on hook
If that doesn’t makes sense that’s okay! Here is a picture tutorial of what to do. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. For left handed pictures, roll your mouse over the image and it will change for you.
First I’m going to start out with a small swatch. Just use a piece of work you want to practice your double crochets on. You can even start out with a chain as long as you desire. Note that when you make a new row of double crochets you must chain 3 before starting your double crochets. This ensures that the beginning of your row will be the same height as the rest of your row.
Step 1: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 2: Insert your hook into the stitch you want to make your double crochet in.
Step 3: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 4: Pull the strand of yarn through 1 loop on your hook. You should now have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 6: Pull the strand of yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You should now have 2 loops on your hook.
Step 7: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 8: Pull the strand of yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You should now have 1 loop on your hook.
Congrats! You just complete one double crochet stitch! To make more stitches repeat steps 1 – 8. The picture at the top of this page shows you what a few rows of double crochet look like.
If you need more help, just let me know by leaving a comment and I’ll be glad to help!