Friday, September 21, 2012

Double Crochet Stitch

The double crochet stitch, another basic crochet stitch, is great for when you want to work up a piece quickly because it adds more height (compared to the half double crochet stitch) to each row. It doesn't have the density the single crochet has, so it drapes much better. The stitches have a hole-y look to them. Here's a sample swatch.

Here we have a swatch of double crochet (the gold) next to the swatch of half double crochet stitches. Notice how the half double crochet swatch doesn't seem to have as much space between the stitches?

When designing your own crochet patterns, draping and density will be important factors when choosing the right stitch for the pattern.

To see how this stitch is made, watch the video on the crochet directory page.

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