Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Double Stitch - Not to be confused with Double Crochet Stitch

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

Double stitch is similar to single crochet, but woven a little more closely. In fact, you begin as if you were making a decrease single crochet stitch, but as you move along, you realize that your rows remain the same length, providing you don’t forget to make that last and final stitch into your turning chain. It helps to keep an accurate count of your stitches as you work when making the double stitch. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn.

Foundation Row

Step 1: Make a foundation chain + 1

Step 2: Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and draw up a loop

Step 3: Insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4: Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. (That’s the part that seems just like a decrease single crochet – it gets a little bit tricky now)

Step 5: Insert hook in the same stitch and draw up a loop

Step 6: Insert hook in next stitch (stitch right next to your last stitch) and draw up a loop

Step 7: Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on your hook. *

*Repeat step 5 through 7 across the row.

Second Row

Step 1: Insert hook in 1st stitch and draw up a loop.

Step 2: Insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 3: Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Step 4: Repeat steps 5 through 7 of Foundation Row.

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