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Video:How to Double Crochet

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The double crochet stitch is a commonly used crochet stitch and is about twice the height of a single crochet. Learn this complicated technique and get started on a quilting project of your own.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Double Crochet

Today we'll be going over how to double crochet.   

What is a Double Crochet?

The double crochet stitch is a commonly used crochet stitch and is about twice the height of a single crochet.  Double crochet stitches create a slightly looser result, and are often used to make afghans, sweaters, and shawls.

Getting Started

To begin, you will need yarn and a crochet hook.  First, make a chain stitch to the length your project needs, then add three extra chains, as you will be going into the fourth chain when you start your double crochet.  Wrap the yarn over one time, and hold in place.  Put the hook through your fourth crochet stitch, yarn over, and pull the hook through the stitch.  

You should have three loops on your crochet hook.  Yarn over again, and pull the hook through the first two loops. Yarn over, and pull the hook through the last two loops.  That is your first complete double crochet.  

Continue With the Next Stitch

Continue with the next stitch.  Wrap the yarn around the hook, and put the hook through the hole of the next stitch.  Wrap the yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through the first two stitches, yarn over, and pull through the next stitch.  Repeat for the remaining stitches, until you get to the end of your row.  

For the turn, Chain three stitches, and make sure your yarn is in the back.  Yarn over, Put the hook through the second stitch, and repeat the process until you get to the end of your row, make the turn, and continue.  And that's how you double crochet.   

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