Basic Crochet Stitches

Brand new to crochet?

Here are some of the most basic stitches you should learn. Most complicated stitch patterns are just a combination of these basics, so once you master these, you’ll be able to make nearly anything!

Double Crochet

Abbreviated

DC

When you’ll use it

Double crochet is a common stitch about twice the height as a single crochet and twice as tall as it is wide. This is a common stitch for hats, shawls, garments, and is often used in crochet lace stitch patterns.

How to do it

Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice.

Step One

1. Yarn over.

Step Two

2. Insert hook in indicated stitch or space.

Step Three

3. Yarn over.

Step Four

4. Pull up a loop.

Step Five

5. Yarn over.

Step Five

6. Pull through 2 loops.

Step Seven

7. Yarn over.

Step Eight

8. Pull through 2 loops.

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