The double crochet (US term) is essentially 2 single crochet (US term) stitches created together in the one stitch - making it about twice as tall as a single crochet. Let's have a look at how to crochet this popular stitch...
The single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK) is the simplest of all the crochet stitches. All other stitches are based on this one small stitch!
So you know how to create a chain - awesome! But did you know there are actually 2 main ways to then crochet into that chain?
So you've just crocheted your first chain! Hooray! But now you may be looking at your chain and finding it hard to recognise what you've just created...
Besides knowing how to create a slip knot (or even a magic circle) - crocheting a chain is *always* the first step to getting your crochet project up and running!
While technically you can use almost any type of yarn to make almost anything, did you know that different thickness (i.e. weight) yarn are actually better used for some projects than others?
*hold the phone* I just realised that you might want to know a bit about yarn before you get stuck into your first / next crochet project! Let's talk about yarn fiber.
There's no right or wrong way to hold your hook and yarn... But here are some examples you might want to try.
Once you've chosen your pattern, yarn and hook - this is the very first step to starting your crochet project...
Gauge and tension are super important when making crochet items that need to finish up being a specific size. This post will teach you all about understanding, creating, and using a crochet gauge.