Double crochet is not only a great stitch to learn, but a basic one. It’s not the first thing you have to learn, but it’s in the top 3 crochet lessons you have to take. Whether you’re a visual learner or prefer written instructions, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive tutorial.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a double crochet, also known as the DC stitch, with clear explanations and helpful photos. You’ll soon add this beautiful stitch to your commonly used stitches, crafting different crochet patterns, from baby blankets to more complex projects.

The double crochet is valued for its versatility and is commonly used to create different textures. It’s particularly useful for making straight edges at the end of each row, and it’s often used to form turning chains at the beginning of each row, which helps create a smooth transition from one row to the next row. 

Now, let’s get started with this photo tutorial for creating a double crochet, one of the most basic stitches:


1. Yarn over the hook. Insert hook under the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

First step to do a double crochet with salmon-colored yarn.
Learning how to make this simple stitch is easier than you think.

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

Second step to do a double crochet with salmon-colored yarn.
Notice how we have two loops now.
Second step to do a double crochet with salmon-colored yarn.
Now pull through both loops.

3. Yarn over again, and pull through both loops on the hook.

Final step to do a double crochet with salmon-colored yarn.
And this is your first double crochet stitch!

4. Repeat steps 1-4 until reaching the end of the row to start a new row of double crochet.

US terms vs. UK terms:

It’s important to be aware of the terminology difference between the UK and US standards. While both systems use seemingly identical stitch names like ‘double crochets,’ ‘trebles,’ and ‘double trebles,’ they are actually referring to distinct stitches. In the UK terminology, what is called a ‘double crochet’ is known as a ‘single crochet’ in the US, and a ‘treble’ in the US is referred to as a ‘double treble’ in the UK.

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Tips and Other Basic Crochet Stitches

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