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Double Crochet – Master The Crochet Stitch With This Easy Tutorial

Double crochet is an essential stitch to learn for beginners. This article teaches you everything about double crochet! I have a crochet stitch tutorial, how to make it, and more. Let’s go!

Swatch of Double Crochet (DC) stitces

Table Of Contents

What Is A Double Crochet?

Close up of Double Crochet stitches in white yarn

Double crochet is two single crochets stacked on top of each other, but it’s worked as one stitch.

To do this, have three loops on your hook. You pull through the first two loops, and you have two loops left. Then you pull through the last two loops. Easy!

What Does Double Crochet Look Like?

Double crochet looks like two single crochets right on top of each other. However, double crochet isn’t as dense as single crochet but taller.

How To Double Crochet

Here is how to make a double crochet.

  • Start with a slip knot and put it on your crochet hook.
  • Make a chain stitch of any number.
  • Yarn over.
  • Insert the hook into the fourth chain from your hook. (don’t count the loop on your hook)
  • *Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  • Yarn over pull through 2.
  • Yarn over pull through 2 (again)
  • Insert hook into the next chain.
  • Repeat from *

Steps in photos below:

Step 1 – Create a slip knot

STEP 1 Make a slip knot and put on your hook

STEP 2 – Create chain stitches

STEP 2 Make chain stitches

STEP 3 – Yarn over and insert hook into 4th chain stitch

STEP 3 Yarn over and insert hook into 4th chain stitch

STEP 4 – Yarn over pull up a loop

STEP 4 - Yarn over pull up a loop

STEP 5 – Yarn over, pull through two

STEP 5 - Yarn over, pull through two

STEP 6 – Yarn over

STEP 6 - Yarn over

STEP 7 Pull through two

STEP 7 Pull through two

Finished Double Crochet

Finished Double Crochet

That’s it! Congrats, you’ve made your first double crochet stitch!

one row of double crochet stitches

Here’s a video from CrochetGuru.

Double Crochet For Left-Handers

Moogly teaches you double crochet left-handed.

Double Crochet Stitch In Magic Ring

If you need a refresher on the magic ring, check out this video from Hopeful Honey.

To put double crochet in a magic ring:

  • Make a magic ring
  • *Yarn over
  • Insert hook into ring
  • Pull up a loop
  • Yarn over
  • Pull through 2
  • Yarn over
  • Pull through 2
  • Repeat from * until you have the right amount of double crochets in your ring
  • Join with a slip stitch

Double Crochet In The Round

Double crochet in the round is like magic ring. Instead, you chain the ring.

  • Chain several stitches
  • Slip stitch into the first chain
  • *Yarn over
  • Insert into ring
  • Yarn over
  • Pull up a loop
  • Yarn over
  • Pull through 2
  • Yarn over
  • Pull through 2
  • Repeat from * until you have the right amount of double crochets
  • Join with a slip stitch to close the round.

After, continue double crocheting around.

Here’s a video from Moogly showing you how.

Double Crochet Stitches In Back Loop

Knitiversity teaches you how to double crochet in the back loop only.

Double Crochet Border

Mikey from The Crochet Crowd walks you through creating a double crochet border.

Your Questions Answered

Does Single Or Double Crochet Use More Yarn?

Double crochet because it’s a bigger stitch.

What Is The Abbreviation For Double Crochet?

“dc.”

Where Can You Use Foundation Double Crochet?

It’s great for garments, as it’s more stretchy. The standard way of doing double crochet sometimes creates an arch. That means the beginning chain was too tight.

Angela shows you how to foundation double crochet.

What Is The Crochet Chart Symbol For Double Crochet?

A T with a line across. Check out my article to see the visual chart.

Why Use Foundation Double Crochet?

It’s much stretchier than regular crochet. It also has a much neater edge. You also do the double crochet and the foundation all in one row.

What Is A Double Crochet Stitch Called In The UK?

Treble crochet.

What Is The Difference Between A Double Crochet And A Linked Double Crochet?

Double crochet goes into the fourth chain from the hook.

In linked double crochet, you work into the second chain from the hook, then the third. Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two.

How Many Do You Chain For A Double Crochet? 

For your foundation chain, chain any number of stitches. For the turning chain, you chain three.

Double Crochet Vs Single Crochet

  • Single crochet: Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through 2 loops.
  • Double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2.

How Do You Do 2 Dc Together?

This means decrease/double crochet two together. (dc dec/dc2tog)

  • Yarn over
  • Insert hook into next stitch
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop
  • Yarn over pull through 2
  • Yarn over
  • Insert hook into next stitch
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop
  • Yarn over pull through 2
  • Yarn over pull through 3.

Here’s a video tutorial from CrochetGuru.

How Do You Turn In A Double Crochet Row?

WOOLANDTHEGANG teaches you how to make a turning chain in crochet.

What Is A Double Crochet Cluster?

A dc cluster is double crochets worked around the same stitch, creating a cluster.

Are Double Crochet And Treble The Same?

  • Double crochet (US) = Treble crochet (UK)
  • Treble crochet (US) = Double treble (UK)

Can You Double A Crochet Pattern?

Yes, you can! B Hooked shows you how to make a pattern larger or smaller.

What Is Double Crochet Increase?

This is where you work TWO double crochets into the same stitch.

Where To Double Crochet?

You can use double crochet for anything, borders, blankets, and all sorts. Keep in mind it’s an open stitch. Use single crochet if you want a denser fabric.

Double Crochet Vs Half Double Crochet

Double crochet is taller than half double crochet and uses more yarn.

Double crochet is a stitch that can be used in many different ways, like borders, blankets, and more! Happy crocheting!

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