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How to do a double crochet

September 18, 2023 3 min read

How to do a double crochet - Secret Yarnery

Hi there! My name is Christa, and I'm a crochet expert and instructor. I'm so excited to teach you how to do a double crochet stitch. This is a basic stitch that's used in many different crochet projects.

It's a little taller than a single crochet stitch, so it creates a more textured fabric. Double crochet stitches are also easier to learn than some other crochet stitches, making them a great stitch for beginners.


Watch the LEFT-HANDED video tutorial here!!

 

Materials

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Step-by-Step Guide to the Double Crochet Stitch

  1. Foundation Chain:Begin by creating a foundation chain with the desired number of stitches for your project. Remember to chain a few extra stitches to account for the height of the first row.

  2. Yarn Over:Yarn over by bringing the yarn from the back of the hook to the front.

  3. Insert Hook:Insert your hook into the designated stitch or space where you want to place the double crochet.

  4. Yarn Over and Pull Through:Yarn over again and pull the yarn through the stitch, creating three loops on your hook.

  5. Yarn Over and Pull Through Two Loops:Yarn over once more and pull the yarn through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops remaining.

  6. Yarn Over and Pull Through Remaining Loops:Finally, yarn over one last time and pull the yarn through the remaining two loops on your hook. This completes one double crochet stitch.

  7. Repeat:Continue working double crochet stitches across the row or as indicated in your pattern.

     

      Tips

      • Make sure to pull up a loop with your yarn over before you pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. This will help to create a taller stitch.
      • If you are having trouble keeping track of your stitches, you can use stitch markers to mark the beginning of each row.
      • If your stitches are too tight, try using a larger crochet hook. If your stitches are too loose, try using a smaller crochet hook.

        Crochet Hook Sizes

        The size of your crochet hook will affect the size of your stitches. A larger crochet hook will create larger stitches, while a smaller crochet hook will create smaller stitches. The recommended crochet hook size for double crochet stitches is typically H/8 (5.0 mm). However, you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook depending on the yarn you are using.

        Downloadable Patterns and Video Tutorials

        If you are a beginner, check out our double crochet video tutorials, the right-handed tutorials here, and the left-handed tutorials here. These resources will help you learn how to do a double crochet stitch and other basic crochet stitches.

        FAQs

        Q1: What is the difference between a double crochet stitch and a single crochet stitch?

        A1:A double crochet stitch is taller than a single crochet stitch. This is because a double crochet stitch has two yarn overs, while a single crochet stitch only has one yarn over.

        Q2: What is the best way to practice double crochet stitches?

        A2: The best way to practice double crochet stitches is to make a small square. This will help you get the hang of the stitch and see how it works.

        Q3: What are some projects that I can make with double crochet stitches?

        A3: There are many projects that you can make with double crochet stitches. Some popular projects include scarves, blankets, hats, and bags.


        I have been crocheting for over 10 years, and I have taught many people how to crochet. I am confident that I can help you learn how to do a double crochet stitch and other basic crochet stitches.

        I hope this blog has helped you learn how to do a double crochet stitch. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!