Making a double crochet stitch

The double crochet is normally abbreviated as dc in a pattern, so 3 dc means work 3 double crochet stitches. (In America, this stitch is called a single crochet.)

Put your hook through the foundation chain, or the stitch on the row below, or the ring, depending on which sort of pattern you are working. I’ve illustrated the stitch here working into a row of double crochet.

First stage of double crochet

Wrap the yarn from the ball of yarn over the hook.

Double crochet step 2

Now draw the yarn through the stitch – you will now have two loops on your crochet hook.

Double crochet step 3

Wrap the yarn around the hook again.

Double crochet step4

Now draw the hook and yarn through both loops on your crochet hook.

Working double crochet step 5

You have now worked a double crochet stitch!

The finished double crochet stitch