The double crochet stitch is a quite common stitch in crochet patterns and is the basis for hundreds of stitch patterns. You’ll see it used for granny squares and to create easy projects like crocheted baby blankets. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work the double crochet stitch.
The double crochet is typically abbreviated in patterns as “dc.” Mary Beth is working the double crochet stitches into the next stitch on her swatch, working under both legs of the V on the top of the stitch. She notes that a pattern will indicate where the double crochet stitch should be worked. To create the stitch, she follows these steps:
- Yarn over, from back to front
- Insert hook into stitch from front to back
- Yarn over and draw through a loop (3 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and draw through two loops (2 loops remain on hook)
- Yarn over and draw through two loops once more (1 loop remains on hook—double crochet stitch is complete)
Mary Beth repeats this process and works several more stitches in double crochet.
This video follows US crochet terminology.