Friday, November 7, 2014

4 Double Crochet Stitch Variations

by M. J. Joachim

Foundation: Make any number of chain stitches, +3 more chain stitches. Make 1st stitch in 4th chain from hook. Chain 3 to start a new row. Make 1st dc in next stitch of new row, because initial chain 3 counts as the first dc of the row.


Traditional Double Crochet Stitch



Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (twice)


Variation #1



Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook

Step 3: Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (twice)


Variation #2



Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook

Step 3: Yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook; yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook


Variation #3


Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through 1 loop; yarn over, draw through 3 loops on hook

Mix ‘em, match ‘em. Use them in place of traditional dc stitches in your patterns and have fun crocheting with your yarn.

Best of the weekend to all!

M. J. 

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