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DCH3 Double Chain Three Stitchopedia – Video, Photo, & Written Tutorial

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The dch3 (Double Chain Three) is used at the start of a treble crochet row or round in place of a chain 3 or 4, with no gap!

Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial

DCH3 - Double Chain Three video, photo, and written Stitchopedia tutorial by Jessie At Home - Cover Image

That gap between the chain 3 or chain 4 often used to start a row or round of crochet and the next treble crochet always drives me bonkers! Using a dch3 in place of the starting chain will bring your hook up to the height of a tr and will take up the same thickness as a tr. No starting chain, no gap, awesome. The dch3 counts as the first stitch of the row or round, and is much easier to work into than a chain.

DCH3 - Double Chain Three video, photo, and written Stitchopedia tutorial by Jessie At Home - Pin 1

Video

If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

Written instructions with photos

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
yo – yarn over

Insert hook into designated st (usually the first st), yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops, [insert hook in left vertical loop of st part just made, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops] 2 times.

DCH3 - Double Chain Three video, photo, and written Stitchopedia tutorial by Jessie At Home - Step by Step Images
DCH3 - Double Chain Three video, photo, and written Stitchopedia tutorial by Jessie At Home - dch3 in use

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