Double Crochet Stitch (DC) – is another common stitch used in crochet in which height is double of that single crochet stitches. Stitches made with double crochet are best for wearable like shawls, home decors, afghans and many more. The term might be different when you are in the UK. Double crochet in US is called Treble crochet in the UK as Single crochet in the US is double crochet in the UK. So, you may want to take a note of that when you read crochet patterns. Know if the terms are in US or UK format.
You can also combine stitches with double crochet to make interesting patterns. One example is a shell stitch which is made by combining a couple of double crochets in a single stitch. Double crochet stitches are also use in Star Stitch which is one of my favorite stitches in crochet.
To make a Double Crochet Stitch,
- Hold your yarn as you used to and make a slip knot.
- Make your chains as many as needed. Add 3 more for the turning chain.
- Yarn over and insert your hook in one side of the chain on the 4th chain.
- With 3 loops on the hook, yarn over again and pull through first two loops.
- With 2 loops on the hook, yarn over again and pull through all loops on the hook.
- To start the next DC stitch, follow steps 4 to 5 after yarning over once.
To Crochet Double Stitch in Rows:
- Ch 3, then turn. This will count as the 1st DC stitch of your next row. yarn over and insert your hook on the 2 double crochet stitch of the previous row.
- Yarn over, and insert your hook on the 2nd stitch, and make sure you only insert it on the top 2 loops of the stitch.
- Follow steps 4-6 on how to make double crochet stitch above.
You can watch this video to know how to make DC stitches:
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