How to Crochet: Double Treble Without a Turning ChainBy Candace – 6 Comments
Turning chains have a nasty habit of making the edges of project look bad, and the taller the stitch, the worse it gets. Fortunately, we can crochet without them using the technique in this tutorial. This double treble saves the trouble of starting chains and blends in better.
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To start, draw up the starting loop to the height of a dtr.
Holding the loop still with your finger, yarn over twice with the loop. There are now 5 loops on the hook (the original loop has 2 strands and each time you yarn over with the loop it added 2 loops).
Yarn over, pull through two loops. There are now 4 loops on the hook.
Yarn over, pull through two loops. There are now 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over, pull through two loops. There are now 2 loops on the hook.
Yarn over, pull through the last two loops.
You can skip the first dtr (You’ve already worked it) and continue normally unless the turning chain counts as a dtr in your pattern.
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