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Updated February 27, 2018

The double crochet stitch is an easy stitch that's perfect for beginners! This basic stitch is worked similarly to the single crochet stitch with some minor modifications - the video above and the step-by-step photo tutorial below will walk you through the steps needed to create this stitch. 

With this stitch in your crochet arsenal, you'll be able to work up a wide variety of patterns, from hats and scarves to sweaters and blankets. 

How to Double Crochet

  1. To begin a row of double crochet stitches, first chain 2.

  2. Yarn over the hook one time.

  3. Insert the hook through the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through. (Note: insert the hook into the 2nd stitch of the previous row, as the chain 2 takes the place of the first double crochet.)

  4. You now have 3 loops on the hook.

  5. Pick up the yarn.

  6. Pull through 2 loops on the hook.

  7. Pick up the yarn.

  8. Bring it through two loops (You now have only one loop on the hook.)

  9. 4 rows of double crochet stitches completed.

  10. At the end of the row, chain 2.

  11. Turn the work to begin the next row of double crochet stitches. Repeat from step 2 for the next row of stitches (Step 1 and step 11 are the same.)

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Simple to follow tutorial. It makes it easy to keep up and learn at your own speed.

I have been out of practice from crochet for quite a few years and have been reviewing my stitches and this is one stitch you need to know to do many projects. It is very important that you know this double crochet stitch. This is a good video but wish you could see her hands a little better.I will watch a few more times.

I am just starting to get used to crochet again. directions are great, I am just a little slow.

dc2tog is the abbreviation I have in the instructions. I understand it means "work 2 dc together". Can you please tell or show me how to do this?

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am just beggining to learn my stitches. Your step by step how to double crochet was so easy for me to pick up. This stich is used a lot and I had to learn it. Can't thank you enough!

I need help in doing a front post double crochet. Can someone show me some pictures on what it means "insert hook from front to back around post of stitch??" Thanks, j.clauss1@verizon.net

I also need help with this! Written directions are not easy to understand!

How to do a half double crochet?

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