How to Double Crochet for Beginners

A couple of weekends ago I spent a few days in Portland, Oregon. There to see the West Coast premiere of Handmade Nation, the documentary about the indie craft movement, I ended up enjoying the best crafty weekend in the history of my life. After touring around some crafty hotspots around the city, eating fabulous […]

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Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to front post double crochet (FPdc), then you’ve come to the right place. Our FPdc guide will teach you how to master this stitch using detailed instructions, diagrams and of course a video tutorial so that you can implement this stitch into your next big crocheting endeavor. So […]

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Master Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc)

A chainless foundation, such as foundation double crochet, is an alternative to creating a foundation chain. This technique creates your stitch and chain at the same time. This method produces a foundation row that is sized similarly to a regular row. Because this method eliminates the chain altogether, it makes your foundation row and the […]

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Double crochet four together (dc4tog)

This technique among others is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like double crochet four together, are worked within the row. Generally you’ll find decrease instructions in an individual pattern […]

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Master the Double Crochet Two Together

The double crochet two together (dc2tog) stitch is a decrease stitch that’s great for beginners. This relatively simple stitch requires two stitches and combines them into one. You can use the dc2tog to create a wide range of crocheting projects, including hats, cardigans, socks, mittens, gloves and scarves. These dc2tog instructions will help you master […]

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How to Double Crochet Three Together (dc3tog)

The double crochet three together (dc3tog) technique among others is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like dc3tog, are worked within the row. Generally you'll find decrease instructions in an […]

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Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Instructions

Back post double crochet (BPdc crochet) is like any other type of post stitch. It’s used to create patterns in relief, so they require you to push stitches to the back or front of the piece in order to create great texture. This wonderful technique can be used to add beautiful dimension and texture to […]

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