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Double Crochet (DC)

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

In the samples seen in this video and post, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.

Written instructions with photos

Abbreviations:
ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
yo ~ yarn over

To make a dc:
Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops. Double crochet made.

Here are a series of photos showing how to make the dc:

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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Insert hook into stitch.
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through stitch.
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Pull through 2 loops.
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)
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Wrap yarn over hook. (yo)

Here is a sample of a dc chart as well:

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The chart shows the following pattern:

Row 1: Ch 12, dc in fourth ch from hook and each remaining ch across. (9 dc)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc in the next st and each st across. (10 dc)
Repeat row 2

*note, because the ch 3 at the beginning of row 2 counts as the first dc, the final row count of row 2 is 10 dc, not 9.

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