Rookies Learn Series – The Double Crochet Stitch (Lesson 7)

Welcome to Rookies Learn to Crochet!
Today’s lesson is all about the double crochet stitch!

Each week I will present a new lesson, which will build on the skills and techniques we’ve learned from the previous lesson. By the end of this series you will have learned and (hopefully) mastered the following basic skills:

  • Chaining, 
  • Single Crochet,
  • Half Double Crochet
  •  Double Crochet, 
  • Triple Crochet, 
  • Changing Color, 
  • Adding a Border, 
  • Finishing off and Weaving in Ends.
Learning these basic stitches and techniques are essential in most crochet patterns. Once you have learned these, the sky is the limit as far as what you can create! If you are a watch, pause, and rewind kind of learner, please check out the video tutorial that goes along with this blog post by clicking here. There you can watch, pause, rewind and fast forward till your heart’s content. We all learn differently, and I’m here to try and help in as many different formats as possible. 
You can also catch all the lessons (including videos) in the Rookies Learn to Crochet series right here on the blog by clicking here.
 
So let’s get started! 
 

Rookies Learn to Crochet Episode 7 (The Double Crochet Stitch)

 This week’s lesson is all about learning the double crochet stitch. This one is one of my most favorite stitches and is super easy to learn! This week we will learn to:

  • How to create a double crochet into a foundation chain
 
So let’s dive in!
 
This stitch is very similar to the Half Double Crochet stitch from a previous lesson, The only difference is instead of pulling through three loops on your hook, you’ll pull through two.
 
Make a foundation chain, and then yarn over your hook. Skip the first two chains, and go into the third stitch from your hook.
 

Yarn over…

And pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Just like we learned in the half double crochet.

Now yarn over…

And pull through TWO. There are now two loops left on your hook.

Yarn over…

And pull through the last two loops on your hook.

And that’s all there is to it! Your first double crochet stitch is complete. Continue doing this until you reach the end of your row.

 
If you would like to see some tips I have about making your edges a little smoother, then check out the video tutorial that goes along with this post by clicking here.
Thanks for coming along with me on this teaching journey! I absolutely love crochet, and I am so happy to be teaching it to you! Come back next week when i post a new free crochet pattern that will put this stitch to the test!
Happy Crocheting!
PS. Check out my whole video series in the Rookies Learn to Crochet, by clicking here. This will take you to a playlist and you can watch from the beginning!

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