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How to Double Crochet

Once you have mastered how to single crochet, the next stitch you’re likely to learn is the double crochet stitch. Follow along with this quick tutorial and learn how to double crochet.

The double crochet stitch is considered by many to be the most versatile stitch of the crochet world. Not only is the stitch easy to work, but it works up quickly. Before you know it, you’ll have a finished crochet afghan or cozy crochet sweater. Crochet baby blankets are often worked up with a double crochet stitch because of how quickly they come together (after all, we don’t always get a great deal of notice when baby is going to arrive!)

  1. Yarn over and insert the hook under the V of the chain stitch from the hook. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through the V.  There will be three loops on the hook.
    half double crochet step 1
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the first two loops.
    double crochet step 3
  3. There should be two loops left on the hook. Yarn over and draw the hook through those two loops. You’ve just made a double crochet stitch.
    double crochet step 4

City Chic Multi-Wear Poncho

Pattern by Red Heart

multi wear crochet ponchoSkill Level: Easy

Size: 50” wide x 17” long

Gauge: 12 dc = 4”; 6 rows = 4”

Materials

YarnRed Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #512 Turqua (A, 1 skein), #672 Spring Green (C, 1 skein); Red Heart Stripes (100% acrylic; 170 yards [155 meters]/100 grams): #944 Breezy Stripe (B, 2 balls)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Pattern Note

When changing colors, work last step of last st of previous color with new color.

Pattern

First Side

With A, ch 150.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. (148 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 3-5: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in ch-1 space] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 6-9: Repeat Row 3 with B.
Rows 10-13: Repeat Row 3 with C.
Rows 14-17: Repeat Row 3 with B. Rows 18-21: Repeat Row 3 with A.
Rows 22-25: Repeat Row 3 with B.

Second Side

With C, ch 150.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. (148 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 3-12: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in ch-1 space] across to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 13-25: Repeat Row 3 with A.

Finishing

Measure and mark center 16” for Neck along each foundation chain. Measure and mark 12½” from each edge of foundation ch.
With right sides together and working through both layers, join B at one side edge and slip st beginning edges of First and Second Sides together from side edges to first marks. Repeat on opposite side edge. Skip 5” along edge. Tack pieces together, leaving center 16” unsewn for Neck. Turn right side out.

Neck Edging

With right side facing and B, slip st evenly around Neck edge, slip st to first st to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Comments
  • Sadona L.

    I am a beginner of Crocheting and I appreciate you offering me pattern and how to crochet. Thank You

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