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How to Crochet the Double Crochet

Learn to Crochet The Double Crochet Video Tutorial, Step by Step Guide with Pictures, and Stitch Pattern

Want to learn to crochet the double crochet? Learn it here with a video tutorial, step by step guide with pictures, stitch pattern, and a pattern for starting rows of double crochet from a chain.


The double crochet is one of the 5 basic crochet stitches I would recommend learning as a beginner. If you are a beginner learning to crochet, I would recommend first learning the single crochet, and then meeting me over here to learn the double crochet. Other basic crochet stitches to learn are the slip stitch, the half double crochet and the treble crochet. The difference between these basic crochet stitches is height. The slip stitch is shortest, and the treble crochet is the tallest.


Basic Crochet Stitches (in order of height)

The Slip Stitch


The Double Crochet is a beautiful stitch in its own right, and is also very helpful to know as you learn other more complex stitches. The double crochet could be used on its own to crochet just about anything from scarves to blankets. Feel free to use it and get creative.


Step by Step Double Crochet with Pictures

Step 1: Yarn over

Step 2: Insert hook into stitch

Step 3: Yarn over

Step 4: Pull through loop

Step 5: Yarn over

Step 6: Pull through 2 loops

Step 7: Yarn over

Step 8: Pull through remaining 2 loops

Double Crochet Stitch

Yarn over (yo), insert hook into stitch

Yo, pull through loop

Yo, pull through 2 loops

Yo, pull through 2 loops


Stitch Pattern

Begin with a chain of any number of stitches.


Row 1: Beginning in the third chain from the hook, work 1 double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 2, turn.


Repeat this row until you reach the desired length of your project.

I will be including this stitch in a project I’m soooo excited to share with you all. Until then feel free to learn it for whatever you want to stitch up next.


Other Crochet Stitches to Learn


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