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How to Crochet: Basic Stitches

How to Crochet: Basic Stitches

Lesson 3: How to Double Crochet

Now you’ve arrived!  The double crochet stitch is one of the most widely used crochet stitches. Because it is much taller than the single crochet stitch it works up very quickly.  It is an integral part in many crochet stitch patterns like the classic shell stitch or a granny square. Once you learn how to crochet the double crochet stitch it will open up a world of possibilities!


How To Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch

The way to make the double crochet stitch is similar to the half double crochet.  At this point you may start to notice that each stitch builds on the previous one.  The beauty of crochet is that the basic technique is always the same, but the individual steps for each stitch are just a little different.

Skills taught in this tutorial:

• Yarn over (yo)
• Double crochet into foundation chain
• Work a turning chain (See the Crochet Turning Chain Chart for reference!)
• Double crochet into stitch
• Check your stitch count for accuracy by counting posts
• Fasten off and weave in tails


How To Crochet Double Crochet


Watch the video below to learn how to crochet the Double Crochet stitch!

Video tutorial for LEFT-HANDERS!

Go to the next page for Lesson 4: How to Triple Crochet.


Friday 13th of November 2020

Nice video for beginners


Sunday 14th of June 2020

My grandma loves to crochet and I want to learn to. The only thing is that the videos use sound and I need captions.

heidi welply

Sunday 29th of March 2020

I’d like access to the beginner videos.

Carole Peterson

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

I love your videos. I took a beginners' class, so had some basics, but felt like a lot of the extra details were left out. So, although I could do the stitch, I was a little frustrated on what to try with them Do you recommend or offer any patterns for beginners??? Thanks again for offering these videos and sharing your knowledge! Carole Peterson

Loretta Kindsvater

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I have learned to crochet watching your videos my mom tryed to teach me years ago but she was right handed i was left handed just wanted to say thank you