Double Crochet (/ dc) – Crochet Tutorials

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This tutorial shows how one can crochet the double crochet stitch. In crochet patterns, this stitch is abbreviated as dc.

This stitch is the most commonly used stitch of all crochet stitches.
How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Start with a row of foundation chain (click for tutorial).

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

To start the next row, add 3 chains. These 3 chains are called the turning chains and will be counted as one double crochet stitch.

Row 1 – Starting with turning chain

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Now we will learn how to crochet the double crochet stitch.

Row 1 – Double crochet

Wrap your yarn around the hook.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pass hook through the chain (4th chain as the first 3 will be counted as first double crochet stitch)

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Wrap yarn around hook again. Picture below shows that the hook now has 3 loops around it.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pull the wrapped around yarn through loops 3 and 2. We now have two loops around the hook.
How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Wrap yarn around the hook again.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pull it through the two hooks.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Row 1 Second stitch

To make the next crochet stitch, repeat the same procedure mentioned above.

Wrap yarn around hook.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pass hook through the next chain (if the pattern says so).

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Wrap yarn around hook and pull through the chain.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

We now have 3 loops on the hook.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Yarn over.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pull through 2 loops. We now have 2 loops on the hook.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Yarn over and again pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Another double crochet stitch is done.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Continue till the end of the row.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

We have now reached the end of the row. Now let us see how to turn and start the next row.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Second row – Start with turning chains

Crochet 3 chains.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Crochet is reversible. So go ahead and turn your work so the chains will be on the right. This will be counted as the first double crochet stitch of this row.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

The next row will be placed on the chain / braid that is formed on top of the first row.

Yarn over and crochet a double crochet stitch on the next chain or where ever the pattern says.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Pass hook under the two loops that have a V shape. (two more variations mentioned below towards the end of this tutorial).

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Yarn over and pull through.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Follow these steps.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Continue till the end of the row.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

This is how two rows of double crochet look like when they are stacked on top of each other. This stitch can be used to make thick winter fabric.

Pattern for those two rows will look like this. In this pattern, you can also see how the symbol for double crochet stitch looks like.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Variations

There are 3 different ways in which a double crochet stitch is placed on the previous row. The texture of the resulting fabric will vary based on the method used.

Hook is passed through both loops of the chain below.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Hook passes only under the front loop of the chain below.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

Hook passes only under the back loop of the chain below.

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

How to stitch double crochet - tutorial with step by step pictures

 

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