Introduction: How to Make the Double Crochet Stitch

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In today's tutorial i want to demonstrate for you, how to make a basic crochet stitch called Double Crochet. It's super easy to make and very useful too! (i'm pretty sure that for many of us, a scarf made with this stitch was one of our first projects) =)

So, let's begin! ^_^

Step 1: Video Tutorial

*** TIMELINE ***

0:00 Introduction

0:28 Tutorial

1:57 First Option to make the Double Crochet

4:34 Second Option to make the Double Crochet

7:22 Slow-Motion

8:45 Tips & Tricks

9:05 Ending

Step 2: Phototutorial / STEP 01

Before we start making our first Double Crochet, we must have a row of Foundation Chains on a Slip Knot.

If you don't remember how to make the stitch or the knot, you might want to give a quick look to the Instructable of theSlip Knot and theChain Stitch.

For this tutorial, we’re gonna work only 5 foundation chains and when we have them we’re gonna work three extra chains, which are gonna be used to give the necessary height to our first stitch of the row.

Remember, when we begin a new row using a Double Crochet, we must work three extra chains at the beginning.

To make the extra chains, we repeat the same pattern of the Chain Stich, i mean, yarn over, remember this means that we have to put the yarn over the hook, and now we pull the hook with the yarn through the loop that was already on the hook.

Now, we have to repeat it twice.

Before we continue, i want to say that you can start working your Double Crochet in two different ways, in the first one, we’re going to count the three extra chains as our first Double Crochet and in the second we’re not.

Step 3: Phototutorial / FIRST OPTION: STEP 01

If we have chosen the first option and we decide to count the extra chains as the first stitch, we’re going to make the second Double Crochet in the fifth chain from hook.

To begin our second Double Crochet, we have to yarn over (this means that we have to put the yarn over the hook) and now we’re going to introduce the hook in thefifth chain from hook, remember, we don’t count the loop or chain that is already on the hook because is our working loop.

That’s why we pass to the next one and we count one, two, three, four and five, and it’s in that fifth chain where we’re going to introduce the hook, yarn over, pull the hook through the chain (by now we must have 3 loops on our hook), yarn over and pull the hook with the yarn through the first two loops only, we have two loops left, so we yarn over one more time and pull it through the last two loops on the hook.

Step 4: Phototutorial / FIRST OPTION: STEP 02

Remember, the pattern to make a Double Crochet is yarn over, now introduce the hook in the chain or stitch where you wanna work it, yarn over again and pull the hook through the chain or stitch (by now you should have 3 loops on your hook)yarn over and pull the hook with the yarn through the first two loops only, yarn over one last time and pull the hook through the last two loops on the hook.

Step 5: Phototutorial / FIRST OPTION: STEP 02 (II)

This is how our foundation chainslooks once that we have a Double Crochet in every one of them.

Step 6: Phototutorial / SECOND OPTION: STEP 01

Now, if we have chosen the second option, the one where we do not count our extra chains as our first stitch, we’re going to repeat the same pattern but instead of starting in the fifth chain from hook, we’re going to make it in the fourth chain from hook.

So we start making the three extra chains, and for this, remember, we yarn over (this means that we have to put the yarn over the hook) now pull the hook through the loop that is already on it, and you have finish your first chain stitch, repeat this pattern twice to finish with three extra chains.

Step 7: Phototutorial / SECOND OPTION: STEP 02

Now yarn over and introduce the hook in the fourth chain from hook, remember, we're not counting the loop or chain that is already on the hook because is our working loop, so we pass to the next one, and we count one, two, three and four, and in this fourth chain we’re going to introduce the hook, yarn over, pull the hook through the chain (by now we must have 3 loops on our hook), yarn over and pull the hook with the yarn through the first two loops only, yarn over one last time and pull the hook through the last two loops on the hook.

Step 8: Phototutorial / SECOND OPTION: STEP 02 (II)

And this is how it looks our first Double Crochet.

Step 9: Phototutorial / SECOND OPTION: STEP 03

Remember, we have to yarn over and introduce the hook in the chain or stitch where we want to make it, yarn over again, pull the hook through the chain or stitch (you should have 3 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull the hook with the yarn through the first two loops only (we have two loops left), yarn over one last time and pull the hook through the last two loops on it.

Step 10: Phototutorial / SECOND OPTION: STEP 03 (II)

This is how our foundation chains looks once that we have a Double Crochet in every one of them.

Step 11: What Option Should I Use?

The main difference between these two options, is thatthe second one is only recommended when you are working in circular, because it gives a better look to the part where you join the rounds and also avoid the appearance of holes.

P.S.
Don't forget to watch the video tutorial for tips, tricks and more! =)

Comments

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GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-03-20

Very helpful... All of your stuff!