Beginner Crochet: Lesson 4: Learn to Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch

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Welcome Back! Thank you for following along with our Tutorial Thursday Series. In Lesson 4: Beginner Crochet you will learn how to make a Double Crochet Stitch.

This week I will demonstrate how to crochet the double crochet stitch. To view the video tutorial for the double crochet stitch in 1080 p HD please visit YouTube HERE.

To review our previous lessons please visit:

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 1: Stitch Anatomy – The Starting Chain

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 2: Learn to Crochet – Single Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 3: Learn to Crochet – Half Double Crochet

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How to Crochet the Double Crochet Stitch


Tip: Unless the pattern instructions you are following indicate otherwise, the double crochet stitch is worked under both loops of the stitch (i.e. the front and back loops).

For those of you who prefer photo tutorial instructions,

please see below:

Double Crochet Stitch

Double Crochet (dc):  Yarn over the hook. Insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. There are three loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through two of the loops on your hook. Two loops remain on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through the remaining two loops.

Things to Remember:

  • Ch 3 is used to build some height at the beginning of the row to make your hook be at the correct height to start crocheting the dc
  • The beginning ch 3 is counted as a stitch for double crochet – this means you do not work into the stitch at the base of the ch 3
  • I recommend you use a stitch marker to mark the place of the ch 3. This will help remind you it counts as a stitch and you need to work into it and it will remind you not to work into the base of the ch 3.
  • If, when you count your stitches at the end of the row,  you have 1 too many stitches, it is likely you worked into the stitch at the base of the ch 3.
  • If you count your stitches at the end of the row and you are missing 1 stitch, it is likely you did not work into the top of the ch 3.
  • When you work into the ch 3, be sure to work beneath at least 1 loop of the ch itself. Do not work into the space between the last dc and the ch 3. It will cause large holes to be left on the edges of your project.


Step 1: Yarn over the hook. Insert your hook into the specified stitch (under both loops of the stitch unless otherwise indicated). Yarn over the hook.

Stitch tutorials: sc, hdc and dc @OombawkaDesign

Step 2: Pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook.

33 Stitch Tutorials: sc, hdc and dc @OombawkaDesign

Step 3: Pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. Two loops remain on the hook. Yarn over the hook.

dc Stitch Tutorials: sc, hdc and dc @OombawkaDesign

Step 4: Pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

Stitch Tutorials: sc, hdc and dc @OombawkaDesign Finished dc

Helpful Tip:

US Crochet Term: Double Crochet (Abbreviated: dc)
UK Crochet Term: treble crochet (tr)
German Crochet Term: Stabchen (Stb)
Dutch Crochet Term: Stokje ( stk / st )
Spanish Crochet Term: punto alto doble / punto alto (pad / pa)
Danish Crochet Term: stangmaske (stm / stgm)
French Crochet Term: bride (br / b)
Italian Crochet Term: maglia alta (m. alta)
Polish Crochet Term: slupek (sl.)
Portuguese Crochet Term: ponto alto (p.a.)
Finnish Crochet Term: Yksinkertainen pylvas
Russian Crochet Term: DC RUSSIAN TERMS

For a handy printable table with all the basic terms please see this post: Basic Crochet Terms Translated

I hope you have found this tutorial helpful!

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Crochet Hook pictured in the video: 5.5 mm (I) {Furls Hollywood}


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