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This is the place to learn all about double crochet. You'll find links to free instructions, videos and patterns that focus on teaching you this valuable, essential crochet stitch.

Free Double Crochet Tutorial

Double Crochet
Double Crochet. Photo © Amy Solovay
Learn how to double crochet. This link takes you to a step-by-step tutorial featuring large photos and clear instructions for working every step of this stitch.

Double Crochet Videos

Learn the Double Crochet With Our Free Videos.
Learn the Double Crochet With Our Free Videos. Screenshot © About.com.

Our website features a couple of helpful videos that will also teach you how to double crochet.

Transcripts are available for both of these videos in case you'd like to read along. Feel free to watch the videos as many times as you need to in order to learn the stitch.

Double Crochet Variations

Double Crochet Worked Through Alternate Loops
Double Crochet Worked Through Alternate Loops. Photo © Amy Solovay.

Usually, when you're making rows, you work a double crochet through both loops of the stitch in the row below. What happens if you work a double crochet through the back loops instead? Or in alternating loops, as pictured at left? Let's explore some double crochet variations like these.

Double Crochet Patterns

Easy Double Crochet Neck Warmer.
Easy Double Crochet Neck Warmer. Photo © Michael Solovay

After you've learned how to double crochet, you can practice it using any of these free crochet patterns.

All of these patterns are rated as "beginner" level, and are suggested as ideal first projects for total beginners to crochet. I particularly recommend the granny square, which was my first crochet project, so I have a special fondness for it -- but which one you want to try is up to you.

Double Crochet Abbreviation

The abbreviation for double crochet is "dc."
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