After learning how to make a Beginning Chain, the second skill I like to teach new crocheters is how to make a Double Crochet, abbreviated as dc in written patterns. The Double Crochet is one of the most popular crochet stitches used frequently because it works up quickly and is a versatile stitch used in a large variety of projects. In fact, when I first learned to crochet, I made a bunch of Double Crochet afghans for extra practice. Once you have mastered the Double Crochet you may want to try making Granny Squares. It’s a great first time Crochet Project for Beginners. In order to work the Double Crochet, you’ll need to start with a Beginning Chain. Note that a Beginning Chain and a Foundation Chain are two different ways to Chain. Make sure to stop and take a look at this video on How to make a Beginning Chain. Also check out this how to crochet for beginners guide if you're just starting.
Double Crochet Video Tutorial
How to Double Crochet
Step 2: Yarn over by wrapping the yarn from behind around the hook and insert your hook into the middle of the 4 chain from the hook. The 3 skipped chains count as the first dc when indicated in the pattern.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull the yarn through.
Step 4: Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook
Step 5: Yarn over and pull the yarn through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.