Tuesday, August 13

crochet 101 :: double crochet

Crochet 101 is a series of crochet tutorials where I will teach you how to complete the basic stitches needed to crochet.

Hi :) 

Ready for the next step in Crochet 101?

We now know how to:

• Make a slip knot

• Chain stitch
• Slip stitch (part II)
Single crochet (part II)
Half double crochet (part II)

We've nearly learned all of the basic stitches now! Woo hoo!

Let's move on to lesson 9:
The double crochet is one of the most common crochet stitches and is about twice at all as a single crochet stitch. This stitch is great for sweaters, shawls, afghans, place-mats, or any number of other home decor items. You can also combine the double crochet with other stitches to make many interesting patterns and textures.

Let's get started!
You will need:

In this post, I show you where to look for what type of hook you will need for your yarn.

Step 1:
Make a slip knot.

Step 2:

Make a starting chain.
For this tutorial, we will make a starting chain of 12; 9 for the stitches, plus 3 extra chains for the turning chain. This will make a total of 10 stitches; 9 double crochets, plus the chain 3, which will count as 1 double crochet stitch.
Step 3:

Yarn over.

Step 4:

We will be working the first stitch into the 4th chain from the hook. (Marked with the purple circle in the picture above. The first 3 chains count as our first double crochet.)

Insert your hook.

Step 5:

Yarn over.

Step 6:

Bring the yarn through the loop.

You now have 3 loops on your hook.

Step 7:

Yarn over.

Step 8:

Pull the yarn through 2 loops.

You now have 2 loops on your hook.

Step 9:

Yarn over.

Step 10:

Pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.

You have now completed your first double crochet stitch!


Yarn over.

Insert your hook into the next stitch.

Yarn over.

Pull the yarn through the loop.

3 loops on your hook.

Yarn over.

Pull through 2 loops.

2 loops remaining.

Yarn over.

Pull through the last 2 loops.

You have completed 2 double crochets, and with the chain 3, there is a total of 3 completed stitches. (Shown in the picture above.)

Repeat steps 4-10 across the row...

...and it should look like this when you finish: 9 double crochets and the beginning chain 3, which counts as a stitch, for a total of 10 double crochet stitches.

Below is a video I made to show these steps in action. I have slowed the video down so that every step is seen. I have also added music to the video because I filmed this video with my phone and I have no idea how to mute the background while recording. Feel free to mute if piano is not your thing lol

Keep practicing your double crochets! Tomorrow we will learn how to move on to the next row!

See you tomorrow friend!

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