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Friday, February 22, 2013

Weekly Crochet Square: Square 8

This week, I am going to do another super simple square. Just a plain double crochet. This is one of the most used and versatile stitches in crochet. You can use the double crochet (dc) to form a lot of different decorative stitches, including granny squares, fans, v-stitch, and many, many others.

Let's get started.


Double Crochet Square 
What You Need:
Size K crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn

Stitch Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
yo = yarn over (put the yarn over the hook)

Getting Started:
Making a chain: Make a slip knot in your yarn, leaving a small loop. Insert the crochet hook into the loop. Yarn over (yo) and pull the yarn through the loop on the hook, dropping that loop and creating a new loop on the hook with the yarn you just pulled through. This is one chain.
Continue to make a chain by yo and pulling through.
Making a double crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, then, in a chain stitch, insert the hook through one strand of a chain  stitch; in a dc  (or other stitch) insert the hook in the top 2 strands of the stitch. Once the hook is inserted, yo and pull a loop through the stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook, yo and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.. You have just made a double crochet.
Finishing off: To finish off, you simply make a ch, pulling the loop long. Snip the loop in the middle and pull it tight. You can weave in the end.

What You Do:
Ch 24
Row 1: Dc in the fourth ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn. (I usually put your stitch count in parenthesis here) (21)
 Rows 2-12: Ch 3, dc in each stitch across. Turn. (21)
Finish off.


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  1. Hi there! I have ventured over from the Bloggy Moms hop. I'm enjoying this little peak into your world! Just lovely! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

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