Learn how to make a double crochet stitch for both right and left-handed people in this step-by-step crochet picture tutorial.
WHAT IS DOUBLE CROCHET? (Abbreviation: dc)
Double crochet is one of the most basic stitches to learn and very commonly used, either on its own or combined with other stitches. It’s worth practising double crochet, as the technique will prepare you for all the taller stitches. Used in the right hook/yarn combination, double crochet produces a dense fabric that’s perfect for many projects, especially toys and storage baskets which need a tougher, firmer casing.
- Make a slip knot
2. Make a foundation chain of the required length.
3. Insert the hook into the second chain from the hook (two loops on hook)…
4. …and wrap yarn around the hook (three loops on hook). Insert the hook into the hook into the back loops only for this row.
5. Draw the end loop (closest to the hook) through the remaining two loops. Hold the base of the chain firmly in your hand as you go, evening out the tension.
6. At the end of the row, chain one stitch. This is your turn chain and it creates a stitch the same height as the remaining double crochet in the row. In the second row, insert the hook into both the front and back loops of the v stitch*.
Magazine issue date: June 2015