How to Double Crochet for Beginners

Double Crochet Video Tutorial

After learning how to make a Beginning Chain, the second skill I like to teach new crocheters is how to make a Double Crochet, abbreviated as dc in written patterns. The Double Crochet is one of the most popular crochet stitches used frequently because it works up quickly and is a versatile stitch used in a large variety of projects. In fact, when I first learned to crochet, I made a bunch of Double Crochet afghans for extra practice. Once you have mastered the Double Crochet you may want to try making Granny Squares. It’s a great first time Crochet Project for Beginners.  In order to work the Double Crochet, you’ll need to start with a Beginning Chain.  Note that a Beginning Chain and a Foundation Chain are two different ways to Chain. Make sure to stop and take a look at this video on How to make a Beginning Chain. 

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How to Double Crochet

For this tutorial, we are using 


Mary Maxim’s Best Value Yarn in the color Wisteria and a size H-8 (5.00 mm) hook.


Step 1: Chain 12 Stitches 9 + 3 (as 1st DC) =10

Step 2: Yarn over by wrapping the yarn from behind around the hook and insert your hook into the middle of the 4 chain from the hook. The 3 skipped chains count as the first dc when indicated in the pattern.



Step 3: Yarn over and pull the yarn through.



Step 4: Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook



Step 5: Yarn over and pull the yarn through the remaining 2 loops on the hook. 



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