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How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch

Updated: Jan 19

The double crochet stitch is one of my go-to stitches for everyday patterns. It's a great stitch for all sorts of patterns. I use it the most in crochet blankets and scarves. It is twice (double) the size of a single crochet stitch, and just barely taller than a half double crochet stitch


In this post you will find written instructions for the double crochet stitch, a step-by-step photo tutorial, and video tutorial.



The double crochet stitch is abbreviated as 'dc.'


how to double crochet


How to make a double crochet (dc) stitch


Written Instructions:


Step 1: Yarn over (yo),

Step 2: Insert hook in stitch,

Step 3: Yarn over (yo),

Step 4: Pull through (you should have three loops on your hook),

Step 5: Yarn over (yo),

Step 6: Pull through the first two loops on your hook,

Step 7: Yarn over (yo),

Step 8: Pull through the last two loops on your hook.

And that's it! To make another double crochet stitch, repeat steps 1-8.



Continue below for a photo and video tutorial.


how to double crochet
To get even rows with double crochet stitches in rows, use a chain 2 at the end of each row to turn (does not count as a stitch-do not work into the ch 2)

How to make a double crochet (dc) stitch


Photo Tutorial:


Step 1: Yarn over (yo),


how to double crochet


Step 2: Insert hook in stitch,



Step 3: Yarn over (yo),


how to double crochet

Step 4: Pull through (you should have three loops on your hook),