A double crochet is a stitch that is quite common in crochet and is therefore worth learning. A double crochet is a taller stitch than the single crochet.
You start a row of double crochet stitches with 2 or 3 turning chains. The pattern usually states whether the turning chain counts as the first stitch. If that’s the case, start by skipping the first stitch.
This is the symbol of a double crochet in a crochet chart. The abbreviation of the double crochet stitch used in written patterns is dc.
Below you will find a video and photo tutorial of the double crochet stitch.
Video tutorial Double Crochet
Photo tutorial Double Crochet
1 – You will start with (2 or) 3 turning chains. Depending on the pattern, these chains may count as your first double crochet stitch. If you start crocheting in a foundation chain, you will have to skip (2 or) 3 chains.
2 – Yarn over. (wrap the yarn over the hook).
3 – Pull the yarn through the stitch. Now you have 3 loops on your hook.
4 – Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops left on your hook.
5 – Yarn over and pull yarn through both loops on your hook.
6 – Your first double crochet is finished.
Do you want to learn more stitches? You can find an overview of the stitches HERE.