Introduction : Double crochet
Hi little pumpkins ! Today I will show you how to double crochet (dc) or treble for left handed. It’s a classic stitch, seen in a lot of crochet patterns, so it’s important to know how to do it. It seems a little complicated to do, but if you count every yarn over, this stitch will seem much easier. After the photo explanations, you can also follow the video step-by-step. Let’s get started !
For info : I use hooks from this crochet beginner kit : here
The most important is to count the number of yarn overs. For a dc, you will need 4 yarn overs.
First of all, if you make a dc along a chain, always add 3 chain stitch in addition to this chain. Three 3 added stitches will be your ” first double crochet ”, because their height is equivalent to the height of a dc.
So, to start, you will slip your hook in the fourth stitch from the hook. ( because the first three ones are your first ” double crochet ).
Make a first yarn over ( y.o ).
Then, you slip your hook in the chain ( or in the stitch in which you want to make a double crochet ). You, then have three loops on the hook.
Next, you make the second yarn over. And you pass your hook through the last loop that is on the hook ( the thread from the yarn over passes through this loop ). So you still have three loops on your hook.
Then, make the third yarn over. Pass your hook through the last two loops that are on the hook ( the thread from the yarn over passes through these 2 loops ). So, you have two loops on the hook.
Lastly, make the fourth yarn over. Pass your hook through the last two loops that are on the hook ( the thread of your yarn over passes through these 2 loops ). So you only have one loop left on the hook.
Video : double crochet
You can watch the video in slow motion to visualize each steps.
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