Saturday, May 1, 2010

Double Crochet Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/19/16

I like using double crochet (dc) and 100% cotton yarn to make dishcloths. They never seem to wear out, are thick and absorbent, and with so many colors of yarn to choose from, I can make them coordinate with anyone’s kitchen, even my own. Begin with a foundation chain plus 2.

Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook.

Step 2: Yarn over, pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 3: Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remain on hook)

Step 4: Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Step 5: Continue double crocheting to the end of your foundation chain.

Step 6: Chain 3, turn, to begin a new row. DC to end of row; be sure to make your final stitch of the row in the top chain of the turning chain. This will keep your edges straight.

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