How to Double Crochet | Crochet for Beginners

I have a small confession to make. I actually don’t have any designs that use plain double crochet. You’ll see why in this video. 

However, I still wanted to create this tutorial for a couple of reasons.

First, double crochet is one of the most basic and quintessential stitches and all crocheters should have it in their repertoire.

And second, once you know how to double crochet, then you can learn the more fun and interesting cousins — front post double crochet, back post double crochet, half double crochet, seed stitch, basket weave stitch, and the list goes on!

Double crochet is one of the most common stitches used in crochet, so it’s time to learn how to do it! I actually don’t make a lot of designs with double crochet (you’ll see why in the video), but it’s important to know how to do it so that you can do the more fun variations: front post double crochet, back post double crochet, seed stitch, basket weave stitch, etc. Click through to watch this crochet tutorial and learn how to double crochet for beginners! #crochet #doublecrochet #crochettutorial

But before you can dive into all that funness, you’ve got to know a basic double crochet.

For absolute beginners

You’ll want to make sure that you have these two skills down before you watch this video and learn double crochet. 

Slip Knot

Chain

In this video, I’m going to show you how to make a little practice swatch and nail your double crochet so that you can move on to bigger, better and more fun stitches!

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