How to Do a Double Crochet Stitch

If you ended up here because you want to recreate the adorable granny square top or bag from our September 2021 edition, or just want to learn one of the basic crochet stitches, you’ve come to the right place.

As part of our GH Stitch Club, we show beginners all of the basic techniques for knitting and crocheting, including this step-by-step guide to learn how to double crochet.

The double crochet stitch is very similar to a single crochet stitch (you can find our tutorial for it here), except that you wrap the yarn around your hook – also known as an envelope – before each stitch, and form a larger row. This gives you a different design look and it could also help you get through your project faster once you master it (depending on what you’re creating, of course).

How to double crochet

Step 1: Once you’ve created your foundation chain, decide how many to “skip” to start with the chopsticks (for the granny squares we skipped three).

Step 2: Then you crochet the thread and insert your crochet hook into the next stitch space (this would be the fourth for the granny squares).

Step 3: Thread over and pull through (you should now have three loops on your hook).

Step 4: Thread again and only pull through two loops on your hook.

Step 5: Thread again and pull through the last two loops.

The Granny Squares Top from our September 2021 edition

Mike Garden

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