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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Learn to Crochet -- Double Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

After mastering the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Half Double Crochet, it's time to move on to the next stitch.

Here is a Video Tutorial on the Double Crochet Stitch, which is a very easy and versatile stitch in crochet. It is the base for quite a lot of other pattern stitches and techniques such as Filet Crochet and the Square Block.

Take a look...

If you want to practice this stitch and make something practical at the same time, a simple lap blanket or baby blanket would work up quickly in double crochet. Just pick up a few skeins of your favorite yarn and the size hook suggested for that yarn (or go a size bigger for a softer and quicker finish!). Work a chain as wide as you want and work your first double crochet into the third chain from the hook. Double crochet into each chain all the way across, work three chain stitches before turning your work. Work your first double crochet of the next row into the second stitch and continue working every row in this manner until the piece is as big as you want it. Don't forget to work a double crochet into the third chain of the turning chain from the previous row at the end of each row or you will end up with a triangle instead of a square!

I'd love to see what you come up with!

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