Now let’s learn our next very common crochet stitch, the double crochet stitch. Again, this is one of the most uses stitches and often forms a basis for other more complex stitches that you can learn later on.
Plus, you can have a lot of fun with this stitch by just changing where you place the hook when you make the next stitch!
This stitch adds height to our rows and gives us a less dense fabric as we work. It is great to work filet crochet and works up more quickly than a single or half double since it is taller.
You will see this stitch in lots of projects like scarves and shawls and blankets too.
The double crochet stitch starts the same way as the half double crochet stitch and then adds another section to bring in that height.
How to Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, yarn over and pull through the first two loops, with two loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through the last two loops.
Now it is time to practice, practice, practice!
Seriously….just get some scrap yarn and spend some time just stitching.
Then when you feel like you can make a row pretty consistently, then jump into this great first double crochet project…the beginner scarf!
Ready to make this gorgeous scarf now?
It is all double crochet and great for beginners!!