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G6 / 4.00 mm
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01The Double Crochet
The double crochet is another great way to get variation and it gives even more height to the stitch. It’s also is pretty fast to do, and because it’s so tall, you’ll feel like you’re getting the project made faster, making it a favorite for scarves and blankets!
The main downside is it will leave some holes in your piece due to how tall it is. Because of that, I don’t really use it for things like hats and amigurumi. Although, I do sometimes use double crochet stitches in a Rnd on a beanie to give it a kind add some extra design.
Here’s how a double crochet is made, the first three steps are the exact same as the half-double crochet.
Step 1: Start off by yarning over (yo)
Step 2: Insert your hook in the next stitch
Step 3: Yo and pull that loop through the stitch
Step 4: Yo again, and pull that loop through only 2 loops (not all three like the hdc)
Step 5: Finally yarn over again and pull that through the last two loops on the hook
For double crochet stitches (dcs), you’ll need to add 3 chs before the beginning of Rows (in the flat) kinda like with the hdc.
This also means that before measuring how many chs you’ll need before starting, you have to account for those 3 chs, so +3 to all beginning chs and ch 3 after turning when working in the flat.
Easy as that. Now you know how to make the double crochet! You know the 3 main stitches in crochet! And mostly all other stitches just use the techniques that you do in these 3 stitches, so you can learn almost any crochet stitch with these techniques now too!