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Learn Double Crochet with Moogly!

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!

VIDEO - Right handed -

VIDEO - Left handed -


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!


1. Long Double Crochet Cowl

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.


2. Lightweight Easy Crochet Shrug

Double crochets, single crochets, and chains are all you need to make this gorgeous sweater! Pattern by Make & Do Crew.


3. Opal Arrows Infinity Scarf

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.


4. Double Trouble Baby Beanie

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.


5. Azul V Mesh Easy Crochet Poncho

Take your new double crochet skills and learn the V stitch - it's such a great pattern! Pattern by Mama In A Stitch.


6. Big Sky Comfort/Prayer Shawl

Another combo of the simple double crochet and interesting yarn - this time, texture! Pattern by Moogly.


7. Parker Newborn Hat

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.


8. Granny Squared Top

If you can make the double crochet, you can make a granny square - and this gorgeous top! Pattern by One Dog Woof.


9. Almond Double Bath Mitt

This one is great for gifts - pair with a lovely soap for a handmade holiday! Pattern by Lion Brand.


10. Knotted Headband

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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  • MaryLou Murphey Barnett

    We had really two nice light weight jackets that were in great condition but the cuffs were worn and frayed. So I used my seam splitter to carefully remove the cuffs, then I measured the length and the circumference. Next I crocheted new ribbed cuffs with yarn of a matching color. Next I wove the two ends together to form the cuff and I hand stitched them back onto the wrong side out jacket sleeves with the cuffs up on over the sleeve matching the edges of the cuff and sleeve then I machine stitched a narrow seam on them. Next Turn I them back right side out. They came out great and added another year or two life to those jackets.