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How to DC: Double Crochet Tutorial With Right and Left Handed Videos

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Inside: Learn how to make a double crochet (dc), how to turn to start a new row, and how to make a double crochet into the previous row.

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Learn to make a double crochet with this video, written instructions, and photos. You will learn how to make the double crochet, how to turn to start a new row, and how to make a double crochet into the previous row.

This is a great resource for crochet beginners as dc is one of the basic crochet stitches used often in afghans, scarves, sweaters, and just about everything else!

To learn the starting chain, see this post. To learn how to work into the starting chain, see this post.

Swatch of double crochet stitches in green.Pin

The double crochet stitch is a versatile stitch that is used in many crochet patterns and projects, as well as being one of the most commonly used crochet stitches. This tutorial will show you the basics of double crochet in several ways, so you can learn the way you prefer. It includes step-by-step instructions with photos and easy-to-follow videos for both right-handed and left-handed crocheters. With this tutorial, you’ll be a double crochet master in no time.

Here are links to some of the supplies used in the video.

Right Handed Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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

Left Handed Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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

Written and Photo Tutorial

Stitches and Abbreviations

click on highlighted stitches for tutorials

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

Chart Symbol

The image below is the symbol used for a double crochet in crochet charts:

Crochet chart symbol for double crochet.Pin

And here’s a chart showing a few rows of double crochet:

Crochet chart for a double crochet swatch.Pin

How To Make A Double Crochet

The short version:
Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops.

Now let’s look at that step by step.

Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
Ready to start.
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
Yarn over
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
insert hook in stitch
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
yarn over
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
pull though stitch (AKA pull up a loop)
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
yarn over
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
pull through 2 loops
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
yarn over
Photo showing step just explained for making a double crochet.Pin
pull through last 2 loops
Swatch of double crochet stitches in pink.Pin

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