Happy Friday!  This is a truly happy Friday for me because it is the last Friday of my 28 day Fast Metabolism Diet, and I am so looking forward to eating balanced meals again!  Good news is, as of today I dropped 7 pounds and feel pretty secure when it comes to cravings and emotional eating (amazing what a month can do for a person).  So, on this happy note, let’s get to crochet!

Today I have a step-by-step tutorial on the double crochet (also called Treble Crochet in UK terms).  This is probably the most used stitch in the crochet world, and I think because it is so versatile.  It can stand alone as a stitch, about twice as tall as a single crochet and projects will work up faster because of this.  But, you can also combine double crochets in V stitches, X stitches, shells, post stitches, and more.  Seriously, this is one important stitch.  Here is what it looks like.

I assume, in the past two months, you’ve all become masters at the crochet chain and the single crochet (if not please review here and here respectively).  So, let’s get on with this tutorial!

Step 1:  yarn over (yo) crochet hook with the yarn from back to front.

Step 2:  With the yo strand held on the hook, insert the hook’s head into the next stitch.

Step 3:  While the hook is through the next stitch, yo again (back to front), use the hook part to grab the strand and pull it through the first stitch.  You will have 3 loops on the hook.

Step 4:  yo (back to front), hook the loose strand and pull it through the first two loops on the hook.  There will now be two loops left on the hook.

Step 5:  yo (back to front) hook the loose strand and pull through the remaining loops on the hook.

Ta Dah!  You have just completed a double crochet stitch.  Like I said, once you get this stitch mastered the possibilities are endless.  I hope this pictorial has helped, please comment and let me know if you have any questions, or if you like my First Fridays. And as always, Happy Crocheting!

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