How do 🙂 Happy Friday to y’all! Today I would like to address the contentious issue (it’s not really contentious, I just added that for dramatic effect!) of Double Crochet, or if you live over yonder in the USA and beyond, Single Crochet. For you see, despite their name differences they are one and the same 🙂
Double crochet is the very first stitch I learned how to crochet and I would hazard a guess that that is the case for many of you avid crocheters out there. It’s a pretty nifty stitch, and can form the basis of practically anything you can imagine. It’s strong, durable and flexible and, in my opinion, it proves that in life things don’t have to be difficult or fancy to be beautiful. It’s beauty lies in it’s simplicity…and that’s quite enough of my rambling for now!
So you are now sold on the awesomeness of the double / single crochet stitch and would love to know how exactly how you go about making it. Well as usual, never fear, for the answer is here;
1. Whether you are crocheting in rows (back and forth) or in rounds, your dc (double crochet) stitches will look the same along the top line. You will notice a line of “V’s” along the top of your crochet piece, these are your stitches and what we are going to be working into.
2. Take your hook and insert it underneath both legs of the “V”.
3. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over simply means that you place your hook to the left of your working yarn and swing your hook around the back of the yarn, catching it in the throat of the hook as you go (click here for more details). Remember always move from left to right and to the back of the working yarn. You now have two loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook to complete the stitch.
5. After a few rounds you should have something that looks like this;
Remember practice makes perfect and it is well worth practicing this stitch. You will find yourself returning to it again and again!
So there you go, a nifty tutorial for a nifty stitch 🙂 If you would like to see some more tutorials like this one, you can do so by simply clicking here!
Happy crocheting! See you next time!
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