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About This Stitch
- I recommend a 4/Medium weight yarn for beginners. Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn is a great one to start out with.
- Crochet Hook
- Most medium weight yarn calls for a 5.0 or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook. If you aren’t sure you’re going to like crocheting enough to keep doing it, then I would suggest just purchasing one hook to try it out. If you plan to keep crocheting then it’s worth investing in a good set. I highly recommend the Clover Amour Crochet Hooks. Those are the ones I use and they are hands down the best crochet hooks I’ve ever laid my hands on. Click here to check them out on Amazon.
- Yarn Needle
- You will need a yarn needle for weaving in your ends on finished crochet projects.
Stitches & Abbreviations Used
DC = Double Crochet Stitch
TCH = Turning Chain
Crocheting the Double Crochet (DC) Stitch
Crocheting a DC
Yarn over. Insert your hook in the indicated Ch or stitch. Yarn over. Pull through Ch or stitch. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops on your hook.
You have just made your very first DC!
Crocheting in the TCH
When crocheting a DC you have to end your rows in the TCH instead of the last stitch.
If you don’t you will end up with wonky edges instead of straight edges.
The same thing will happen if you crochet in the 1st stitch instead of skipping it and crocheting in the 2nd.
Making a Swatch
R1: DC in the 4th Ch from the hook. DC in the next 19 Ch. Turn your work. (20 DC)
R2: Ch 3. DC in the 2nd DC (Skip the 1st DC). DC in the next 18 DC. DC in the top of the TCH. Turn your work. (20 DC)
Repeat R2 until you feel comfortable with the Double Crochet (DC) Stitch.
To learn how to crochet the Corner to Corner (C2C) Stitch, [click here].
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More Crochet Stitches & Patterns to Try
If you loved this pattern then here are some more you might like :-). Happing hooking!
[How to Crochet the Corner to Corner (C2C) Stitch – Free Stitch Tutorial]
[How to Crochet in the Round – Free Crochet Tutorial]
[Red and Yellow Striped C2C Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern]
Sources and Credits
Mikey taught me most of what I know about crocheting from watching his videos and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to learn.
Click here to check out their website.
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