After the half double crochet, take it the next stitch to learn is the double crochet. In patterns, it will be abbreviated as DC. If you are in the UK or reading a pattern from a UK designer, a double crochet is called a treble crochet and abbreviated as TR.
To crochet the double crochet,
- Make a slip knot and chain a certain number of chains to create your foundation chain. To practice make 10-20 chains in your foundation chain.
- Not counting the loop that is on the hook, yarn over your hook and then insert the hook in the fourth chain from the hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the chain. Now you have three loops on your hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the first two loops.
- Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops and that’s a double crochet!
- Repeat step 3 and 4 in each of the chains on the foundation chain and that will be the first row.
- For row 2, turn your work and chain three.
- Skip the first stitch and do a double crochet in each of the stitches from row 1 including the top of the turning chain. The turning chain is the three stitches that were skipped in the foundation chain. So, the top of the turning chain is the chain closest to the the row.
- For row 3 and beyond, repeat step 6 and 7.
Let me know how it went crocheting the double crochet by commenting below. I’d love to know!