Double Crochet Stitch
DC is one of the most popular crochet stitches. It’s a versatile yarn that’s also one of the easiest to work with. It’s a high pattern that’s great for just about any design, but huge ones like shawls and blankets. Dc is one of the few basic crochet stitches that every crocheter should be familiar with.
Double Crochet is the shorthand for the crochet stitch Dc. It gets its name as double Crochet because there are two primary phases to it. Do not worry. You will be learning about all of it in the coming sections.
What can you make with DC stitch?
Different projects can use Dc crochet stitch, from cute accessories to cozy clothes and blankets or spreads to your kitchen décor and much more!
You’ll have to be careful when crocheting with DC for a few reasons. The tall stitch means the fabric will have more air and many holes. Thinner yarn can make for a poor-quality beanie or a hat that doesn’t hold up.
If you are working on a large item, like a long scarf, or blankets, or shawls, or long cardigans or sweaters, it’s worth knowing that you can finish the DC stitch in a shorter amount of time.
Things to know about DC stitch
Depending on your project, DC may not work for you. If it’s important to you that the final project has weight and isn’t see-through and that things like hair clips don’t fall out of it-DC might not be the best option for you.
- The way you sew will depend on the size of your project. As a general rule, the bottom two hooks should be inserted under the top 2 loops of each stitch and one loop above it. This is called a V stitch or an overcast.
- The back loop is a type of knot commonly found in Tunisian crochet work. It should be called a BLO if you loop it over the back hole and an FLO if you insert your hook under the front spot.
- If you put a hook in a loose stitch, it’s called “post stitch”, like FPDC or BPDC.
- When 2 or 3 DC stitches are crocheted together, this stitch is a cluster stitch called DC2TOG (for DC 2 together) or DC3TOG (for DC 3 together).
Here is how Crochet DC stitch
Here is how you crochet DC starting with the chain
- After you have already made a chain, yarn over and pull the loop through the fourth stitch on your hook.
You have got three loops you can work on.
- Next, yarn over and draw through the first two loops simultaneously.
- On the hook, you now have two loops.
- Reverse the yarn and draw it through both loops at the same time.
- The dc stitch is now complete!
To proceed with the rest of that row after you’ve crocheted your first DC, do the following:
- Pull through a loop by yarning across and inserting your hook (front to back) into the next loop in the chain.
- Your hook now has three loops.
- Turn the yarn over and draw it through the first two loops. On your hook, you now have two loops.
- Turn the yarn over and draw it through both loops.
- You just finished another DC stitch.
- Proceed in the same manner for the rest of the row.
What does DC stand for in crochet?
Double crochet Abbreviation: dc. These instructions are given in UK terminology. ‘Double crochet (dc)’ is the same stitch as the American ‘single crochet (sc).’ Double crochet creates short and compact stitches.
What is a DC stitch?
Double crochet is a taller stitch than single crochet. It is formed by a “yarn over,” which wraps yarn from back to front before placing the hook in the stitch. Yarn over and pull through chain. You should have three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook.
How do you make a DC?
What is the difference between SC and DC in crochet? Remember to ch one at the end of every row before turning your work to start the next row. A half double crochet stitch (hdc) produces a tight fabric and is in between the height of single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). Pull the yarn up through the stitch so you have three loops of yarn on your hook.
What is 4 DC in crochet?
If your pattern asks you to make a five tr crochet cluster, you would be crocheting five adjacent treble crochet stitches linked together at the top. In this example, we are going to make a four dc cluster. There will be four stitches worked adjacent to each other. All of the stitches will be double crochet stitches.
How do you SC and DC in the same stitch?
What does CH 2 SP mean in crochet?
Ch-2 sp means chain-2 space OR the space/hole created by a chain-2 from the previous row. When you get to that part, all you need to do is insert your crochet hook into the hole (vs. the top of a stitch) and work your dc.