How to double crochet

This easy crochet stitch is frequently used and forms a smooth, firm surface. It’s one of your crochet essentials!

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The double crochet stitch is arguably the most essential stitch in every crocheters repertoire. It’s used in almost every crochet project at some point, especially amigurumi (soft toys made from crochet). The best part is that once you’ve mastered the double crochet stitch, every other stitch should come naturally as it’s just a case of adding and taking away more loops!

In US terminology this would be called a single crochet stitch.

If you need any further help, watch our Youtube video below to see how to double crochet.

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Step 1

To make a double crochet stitch, insert the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch on the previous row.

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Step 2

Wind the yarn around the hook (yrh).

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Step 3

Pull the yarn through the stitch, giving you two loops on your crochet hook.

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Step 4

Yarn round hook again, then pull the yarn through both loops. There’s your double crochet made and you’ll have one loop left on the hook, ready to do the next stitch.

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For the following rows, turn work and ch1. This is the turning chain (t-ch) and for double crochet stitches this DOES NOT count as the first dc of your next row.