How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch

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    The double crochet stitch is a basic stitch that is essential to master when learning to crochet. It is usually the third stitch a beginner learns, following the chain stitch and the single crochet. Building on the chain and the single crochet, a double crochet stitch creates a stitch that is two loops high and is commonly abbreviated as "dc" in crochet patterns. By crocheting with double crochet stitches, your finished project will be less bulky than if made with single crochet stitches.

    Things You'll Need

    • Crochet hook, size J
    • Skein of worsted weight yarn
    • Scissors

    Make a slip knot in the end of your yarn and insert the end of the hook into the loop. Make any number of chains by pulling the yarn strand through the loop on the hook. Turn the work to the opposite side.

    Wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front. Insert the hook into the back loop of the third chain from your hook.

    Wrap the yarn over the hook again. Draw the yarn through the stitch. You now have three loops on your hook.

    Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through two loops; yarn over and pull it through the last two loops. One loop will remain on the hook for a completed double crochet stitch.

    • In crochet patterns from the United Kingdom, the double crochet stitch is called the treble crochet stitch.