Crochet Basics: Learning the Double Stitch
The double crochet stitch is one of my favorite stitches to work! The motion of working up this stitch is so relaxing. The double crochet stitch is also one of the most popular stitches you can learn, as it is the base for puff stitches, clusters, shells, and many other stitches. The possibilities are endless.
When you’re first starting out, I suggest choosing a medium weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook to learn this stitch. As for the previous time, I recommend using a lighter color on yarn, so then you can count your stitches easily.
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Step 1: Begin with creating a slip knot and chain 20.
Step 2: Before you insert the hook into the next stitch place the yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch. You now have three loops on your hook.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull it through the first two loops.
Step 4: Yarn over and pull it through the remaining two loops. That’s it! Simple, right? This is a double crochet stitch. Continue double crocheting in each chain down the row.
Crocheting into the foundation chain is the toughest part as a beginner. Once you get a couple rows done, it will become much easier to grip your yarn. Repeat until you’re really confident in your double crochet skills! Practice makes perfect!
When you reach the end, chain 3 and turn your work to face the back side of your first row.
Today we learned the double crochet stitch for complete beginners with step-by-step photos. I hope this tutorial on how to work the double crochet stitch for beginners was easy for you to understand. Congratulations on learning the third basic stitch! If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask!