June 8, 2018

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.

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
  1. Nice video for beginners

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

  3. I’d like access to the beginner videos.

  4. 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

  5. Loretta Kindsvater October 20, 2019 at 10:43 am Reply

    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

  6. Hi, I am new to crocheting and I have seen the first video for left handed.. single stitch.. I am moving on to the next video.. and hoping to learn granny squares . I seem to have problems with the squares being round and I added an extra chain like I read on a blog to get my corners and I still can’t get it lol. I hope your video helps me.

  7. Hi from Scotland!
    I attended the first of two beginners’ crochet classes last Sunday with the second on this coming Sunday. I am so looking forward to it. I was a prolific knitter in my youth but, strangely, I have never crocheted. So now, aged nearly 65, I am starting and found your tuition videos to be perfect for my practising. Thanks so much.
    Best wishes,

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