The weather has been beautiful and we couldn't resist taking our crochet outdoors to show Ginger how to do a double crochet. We had a lot of fun sitting in the sun with our yarn, and in the end, Ginger mastered the stitch!
This is the fourth lesson in our Blue Corduroy Crochet Lessons series, you can refer back to the other posts to brush up on the skills needed to prepare you for this stitch. Double Crochet is a fundamental crochet stitch and is also a building block to more complex stitches and patterns. When you're using a pattern the abbreviation of double crochet is DC.
Double Crochet in 4 Easy Steps:
1) Double Crochet is really just a more involved single crochet. Rather than starting out by putting your hook through the hole of the stitch below like in a single crochet, you are going to place the yarn over your hook before you insert it into the hole.
2) Once you've inserted the hook into the hole of the stitch below, you will yarn over and pull a loop through the hole. This means you will now have 3 loops on your hook.
3) Yarn over, and pull a loop through 2 of the loops already on your hook. You will now have 2 loops remaining on your hook.
4) Yarn over, and pull a loop through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. You are left with one loop on your hook and have just completed your first double crochet stitch!
Now that you know how to do a double crochet stitch, you will be able to make a granny square, a ripple stitch, a shell stitch, and lots of other beautiful projects! Subscribe to my Blue Corduroy Youtube Channel to get the next lesson and you can also follow me on Instagram @emily_bluecordory for works in progress along the way!