If you have landed here wondering how to do a double crochet stitch (dc), then you are in the right place! The double crochet – commonly abbreviated as dc – stitch is one of the easiest stitches of all the crochet stitches to learn!
After you learn the dc stitch be sure to check out my other crochet stitch tutorials here for beginner crocheters.
I hope you enjoy this double crochet stitch tutorial!
The double crochet stitch or sometimes “DC” when abbreviated is one of the must-know basic stitches in my opinion when crocheting. You will no doubt find yourself coming back to this classic stitch time and time again because it works well in so many types of crochet projects.
My favorite DC stitch projects are:
Below, I have a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to double crochet which is perfect for beginners and a dc video tutorial on YouTube too!
The Double Crochet Stitch is Easy to Learn!
The double crochet stitch in crochet is simple to learn and is usually one of the first stitches that a beginner crochet tries their hand at. I promise once you get the hang of this easy dc crochet stitch it will become one of your favorites!
Next you might want to try if you haven’t already the chain stitch, single crochet and the half double crochet. Plus, since you know how to make the double crochet stitch, you will have four awesome crochet stitches you can make almost any crocheted pattern.
Now, go grab your crochet hook, yarn and let’s get started on learning how to make a dc stitch with this step-by-step beginner double crochet tutorial!
When you scroll down to take a look at this tutorial you will be able to crochet the double crochet stitch in no time! I can’t wait to see all the projects you apply this easy and fun stitch to!
Be sure to check out some of my free crochet blanket patterns to make when you become a pro double crocheter! Let’s get started!
Happy Double Crocheting Friends!
How to Double Crochet (dc) Tutorial
Skill Level: Basic
- Red Heart Soft Yarn in 3 different colors ( or any yarn + yarn weight that you have available)
- Size J 6 mm crochet hook.
- Or any yarn and corresponding hook.
- Dc photo tutorial is below, followed by a video and explanation.
- Written in standard US terms
The Double Crochet DC Stitch Tutorial
STEP 1: Chain 12 (That is what I used for my sample)
STEP 2: Yarn over hook with loose piece of yarn
STEP 3: Insert hook into the fourth chain from hook (3 loops on hook)
STEP 4: Yarn over the hook with the loose piece of yarn
STEP 5: Pull back through the chain (3 loops on hook)
STEP 6: Yarn over and pull through two loops
STEP 7: You should have two loops now on the hook
STEP 8: Yarn over and pull the hook through the remaining two loops!!
STEP 9: You have completed a double crochet stitch!
Now you can keep on crocheting double crochets to finish up your sample row, so you get a good feel for this stitch. To begin the second row, turn your work & chain three.
The simple DC stitch instructions are as follows:
Double Crochet (dc):
- Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
- YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
- YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
- YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.
Double Crochet Stitch Video tutorial
Common Double Crochet Stitch Questions
How to Change Colors with the Double Crochet Stitch
When you feel comfortable enough with this double crochet stitch you can change colors too. Follow along with our how to change colors in crochet tutorial to learn. If you prefer video tutorial be sure to follow along with me on YouTube.
How Do you Turn in a Double Crochet Row?
Turning with the double crochet stitch is easy. When you get to the end of the dc row you firs turn your work followed by a chain 3. Next you can continue to work on with the next row of the pattern you are following. Turning your work and starting a new row in double crochet go together.
What is a Double Crochet Cluster?
Sometimes when you are crocheting with double crochets you may want to make a double crochet cluster. A double crochet cluster stitch is explained below. It is a group of double crochets clustered together and worked together in a stitch.
Double Crochet Cluster (dc cl):
- Yo(yarn over), insert hook in st(stitch)
- Yo, pull through st
- Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook
- Next, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times
- Yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1.
What is a Double Crochet Stitch Called in the UK?
A double crochet (dc) stitch in US terms is considered a treble (tr) in British American terms or UK terms.