Learn to Crochet Left-Handed :: Double Crochet

Lesson Four: Double Crochet

from Dummies.com: The double crochet (abbreviated dc) is one of the most common crochet stitches and is about twice as tall as a single crochet. A fabric made of all double crochet stitches is fairly solid but not stiff and is great for sweaters, shawls, Afghans, placemats, or any number of other home decor items. You can also combine the double crochet stitch with other stitches to produce many interesting patterns and textures.

We're also going to be learning granny squares next and you need to know how to "dc" for those!

Double crochet 1 

Step One: Make a chain of 22 stitches.

Double crochet 2 

Step Two: Yarn Over your hook and insert your hook in the 3rd chain from your hook. Show here with an arrow.

Double crochet 3 

Double crochet 4

Step Three: Yarn Over your hook again and pull up a loop. You should now have 3 loops on your hook.

Double crochet 5 

Double crochet 6

Step Four: Yarn Over your hook now and pull through the first TWO loops on your hook…not all three. You will be left with two loops on your hook.

Double crochet 7 

Double crochet 8

Step Five: Yarn Over hook for the last time and pull through the two remaining loops on your hook.

Double crochet 9 

Double crochet 10

Now you have successfully completed a double crochet stitch. Continue making double crochet stitches across the rest of your chain row and you should end up with 20 stitches. Huzzah!

Double crochet 11 

To start a new row, make sure to chain TWO at the end of each row and turn your work around.

Double crochet 12 

This is what will begin emerging from your work. For good practice: continue in this until you have 20 rows by 20 stitches across. Finish off and begin again. Make squares until your are happy with the tension and even-ness of your stitches.

Next lesson: Granny Squares




5 thoughts on “Learn to Crochet Left-Handed :: Double Crochet

  1. lauren says:

    Dang you, I just got the hang of the single one. Deep breath. Here we go!

  2. Lindsay says:

    I am a left hand crocheter, so this was really neat to see!!! Thanks! 😉

  3. Tammy says:

    Thank you! Going to help a friend’s mom learn to crochet this afternoon & this will be wonderful.

  4. KC says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’ve been so frustrated as a leftie in looking for instructions.

  5. Patricia says:

    Thank you so much!! Let’s buy the material and see if finnaly I learn how to crochet !!! My grandmother was unique, but never able to teach a left-handed like me… You’re in my favorites now !!!

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