The double crochet stitch (or treble if you are using UK terminology) is a very useful stitch. Once you have gotten comfortable with this stitch you can make a lot of the more advanced stitch patterns in crochet. The double crochet stitch is usually the 3rd stitch most of us learn when we learn to crochet.
For those of you who haven’t tackled this stitch yet or who might need a refresher, I’ve made a photo tutorial of crocheting the Double Crochet stitch.
To start a double crochet you wrap the yarn over the hook once, creating 2 loops on the shaft of your hook: The working loop and the wrap.
Next insert your hook into the space or stitch indicated by your pattern.
Wrap the yarn over the hook again
and pull that loop thru the stitch or space you inserted your hook into.
Now you have 3 loops of yarn on the shaft of your hook.
Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull that loop thru 2 of the loops on the shaft of your hook.
That loop you pulled thru is now on the shaft of your hook, which give you 2 loops on the shaft.
Wrap the yarn over the hook once more and pull thru the remaining 2 loops on your hook.
You’ve completed your double crochet stitch and the loop remaining on your hook is your “working loop”.
Once you have the chain, slip stitch, single and double crochet stitches in your skill set there is a whole wide crochet world open to you. If you add the foundation single crochet and the half double crochet to that list there isn’t much that can stop you.
If you would like to practice your Double Crochet stitch you can make a scarf from my “Warming up Winter Simple DC Scarf” pattern available here on my blog. All the stitches you need for this scarf project are Chain, Single and Double Crochet.