Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to Crochet ~ The Double Crochet Stitch

Awhile back I shared with you a tutorial on how to make the single crochet stitch.  It is the very basic stitch in crochet.  It is where it all begins.
BUT...
As you can imagine it can get a bit boring.  So lets move on to the groovy

Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
Like all projects you need to start with a slip knot (even in knitting you need to know how to make this clever little sliding knot).  Here is the video I made showing how to do this with my single crochet post:
Once you have made your slip stitch knot you will make your chain.
chain 1


Loop yarn over your hook and pull through the last stitch.  Repeat until you have about 33 stitches.
Look familiar?  Well, yes, that is because it is... it all starts the same.
Now you are going to start working back through the chains you just made.

Slip your hook through the third stitch from hook.  Snag the yarn and pull through the stitch.

You should now have 3 strands on your hook.  Snag the yarn again and pull it through ONLY the first 2 loops.  So you should now have 2 loops on the hook.

Snag the yarn again and pull them through the two stitches on the hook.

YOU DID IT!  Your first double crochet stitch.

Finish till the end of the chain.  Now chain 3 and turn.  This chain three is your first dc stitch of the next row.

Now, Snag the yarn over your hook, then slip into the little "v" you made on the last stitch.  You will want to go into that first "v" but don't!  Remember the chain 3?  that was your first stitch.

You will now have 3 loops on the hook.  Snag yarn and pull through first two loops.

You will now have 2 loops on the hook.  Snag yarn and go through the two loops!

Isn't it fun?

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