How to Crochet the Double Crochet & Foundation DC Stitch

Todays lesson in our Learn to crochet series is How to crochet the Double Crochet (DC) and Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

If you haven’t yet learned the basics on how to hold the yarn and chaining watch Lesson #1

 

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Lesson #1 will teach the ultimate basic step, HOW TO HOLD THE YARN AND CHAIN

 

Watch this video until you’ve mastered this step.  It is essential to build on everything else.  This is the hardest part of the learning process.  It takes practise so keep trying until you’re comfortable with your grip and yarn hold.

For my learn to crochet series I will be using Super Bulky weight #6 yarn and a 9mm crochet hook.  You can use any hook and yarn weight but I feel learning with a larger hook and weight yarn is easier.  Today’s Lesson uses the colour Lazuli!

Yarn used in video series – Sugar Bush Yarns Chill

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Lesson #2

HOW TO SINGLE CROCHET (SC) AND HOW TO FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC)

This video will show you how to single crochet (sc) with a starting chain and also how to crochet a foundation single crochet (fsc).

 

Lesson #3

HOW TO CROCHET THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC) AND  FOUNDATION HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (FHDC) STITCH

 

Lesson #4 HOW TO CROCHET THE DOUBLE CROCHET (DC) AND FOUNDATION DOUBLE CROCHET (FDC) STITCH

 

 

 

Written Instructions:

Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Double Crochet – dc

Foundation Double Crochet –  fdc

Repeat – Rep

Stitch(es) –  st (sts)

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Double Crochet with starting chain

Row 1: Ch 13, work 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-6: Ch 3 (not included as a stitch), work 1 dc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

or pattern may read

Row 2: Ch 3 (not included as a stitch), work 1 dc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

Rep Row 2 [ 4 more times].

 Foundation Double Crochet

Row 1: Fdc 10, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-6: Ch 3 (not included as a stitch), work 1 dc in each st across, turn—10 sts.


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