Continuing our journey through the basic crochet stitches, it’s time for the double crochet! It is abbreviated as dc, and it if you’ve mastered the hdc this is just one small change. The double crochet stitch is one of the most popular stitches in crochet – it is the star of the V stitch as well as thousands of interesting and complex stitch patterns – and it makes lovely fabric all on its own as well.
Here’s how the double crochet stitch is made – and a few fabulous free patterns you can make using it!
In other words, to make the double crochet stitch: yarn over, insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, and then yarn over and pull through the last two loops.
After you’ve practiced a bit, you’ll be ready to tackle these 10 free crochet patterns, all starring the double crochet stitch!
This cowl is the perfect pattern to make to master the double crochet stitch – and look good when you’re done! Pattern by All About Ami.
Double crochets, single crochets, and chains are all you need to make this gorgeous sweater! Pattern by Make & Do Crew.
Filet crochet is a fun way to create pictures and patterns with crochet – and all you need is double crochets and chains! Pattern by Moogly.
Add one more trick to your toolbox – crocheting in the back loop only (tutorial linked in the pattern!) – to make this quick and easy baby beanie! Pattern by Moogly.
Take your new double crochet skills and learn the V stitch – it’s such a great pattern! Pattern by Mama In A Stitch.
Another combo of the simple double crochet and interesting yarn – this time, texture! Pattern by Moogly.
Ready to add one more twist? Turn your dc into fpdc by going around the post instead of under the top two loops – tutorial here! Pattern by Sewrella.
If you can make the double crochet, you can make a granny square – and this gorgeous top! Pattern by One Dog Woof.
This one is great for gifts – pair with a lovely soap for a handmade holiday! Pattern by Lion Brand.
Simple as can be with just double crochets – and a great pattern to make in every color! Pattern by All About Ami.
Now that we’ve gone over the single crochet, half double crochet, and finally the double crochet stitch, you should have a pretty good handle on crochet – and with the 30 free crochet patterns linked in these posts, you’ll have lots of opportunities to practice them!
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