Crochet Tutorials

Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

Double crochet is a very common stitch in crochet patterns so it is a very useful stitch to know.

Abbreviated dc in American patterns, tr in U.K. and European patterns.

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Start with chaining 15.

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  1. Yarn over with your right hand.

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2. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from the hook (this is for the first chain only).

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3. Yarn over and pull through the first loop on the hook.

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You should now have 3 loops on the hook.

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4. Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.

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5. Yarn over again and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook to complete the stitch.

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Repeat the steps in the next and the rest of the chains.

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Here’s what it should look like after one row.

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To do another row, chain 3 and turn your work so that you are now working from the left to right. Skip the first stitch (the chain 3 you did counts as your first double crochet)  and double crochet in each stitch across to the end.

 

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Here is my swatch after 5 rows of double crochet.

If you have a problem with understanding these instructions, please let me know in the comments below!

 

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