Double Crochet Stitch [FREE Crochet Stitch Pattern]

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One of the most well-known and commonly used crochet stitches, the Double Crochet Stitch is a versatile stitch that you can use in many ways.

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Create this stitch by wrapping yarn from back to front before placing the hook in the stitch, or a yarn-over. Like the single crochet, it builds on a foundation chain for the base, but it is taller than a single crochet.

If you are want to learn how to crochet the single crochet stitch, we have a great step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Single Crochet: Learn How To Single Crochet.

The Double Crochet Stitch, unlike the single crochet and half-double crochet, does not produce a much solid fabric, but it makes excellent drapes.

If you’re also looking to learn the half-double crochet, you can check out our illustrated tutorial for it here: Half-Double Crochet: Learn How to Half-Double Crochet.

Once you’ve mastered the double crochet, you’re really in for a treat. Many of the best classic designs and techniques rely on this stitch. Some of them include the classic crochet granny square, the filet crochet, and the v-stitch.

Motifs, lace, and clusters are also based on this basic yet incredibly versatile stitch.

It is important to note that this stitch pattern is using US crochet terms. As a matter of fact, the term “single crochet” is not used in UK crochet terms. You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article: Crochet Terms: US and UK Term Differences Explained.

Techniques Used for the Double Crochet Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation   
Description 

Tutorials

ch

chain     

dc

double crochet

Crochet Instructions – Step by Step

Multiple: any number of stitches, plus 2 for the foundation chain.

Step 1 Row 1
1.

1 dc in 4th ch from hook.

Step 2 Row 1 Continuation
1.

1 dc in every ch to end of row.

2.

Turn.

Step 3 Row 2
1.

Ch 3 (counts as first stitch).

2.

1 dc in every dc to end of row, inserting the hook from front to back under both loops of each stitch (this looks like “V”).

3.

1 dc in 3rd of ch-3.

4.

Turn.

Step 4
1.

Repeat Step 3.

Crochet Chart for the Double Crochet Stitch Stitch

For those who prefer a visual representation of a crochet stitch pattern, Here’s a crochet diagram for your reference.

Stitch Key

Symbol 

Abbreviation

ch

hdc

Double Crochet Stitch Chart

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