The Eras CAL - Treble Crochet (UK)/Double Crochet (US)

The double crochet is made by inserting your hook, then yarning over to pull up a loop, then sealing off the stitch with another yarn over, pulling through the loops.

1) Yarn over before you insert your hook.

2) Insert your hook into the stitch you are working. If you are working a first stitch into a chain, this will be the 4th chain from the hook.

3) Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have be left with 3 loops on your hook.

4) Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops, making sure it’s one at a time, not pulling 2 loops through 1 loop.

5) Yarn over one more time and pull through the remaining 2 loops. You will now have 1 loop left on your hook.

Identifying your yarn overs

One issue you may find yourself running into early on is catching the yarns and bringing both through, only going through one loop and not knowing how many more you need to go through.


The first pull through 2

Here you can see the V shape that forms when you pull through the first stitch. You know to pull through the next loop on your hook if you still have 3 left on the hook.

If you don’t see a V beneath the loop closest to the hook end then you need to do your first yarn over and pull through.

Once you have pulled through the second loop on your hook, you will have 2 loops left on it. You will see that a more sideways V has formed, with a horizontal bar going across.

If you are a little lost, you can identify that you are at this stage of the stitch by the way the two bars go over the working yarn.

If you have only gone through 1 loop, there will only be one bar here.


The second pull through 2

When you have 2 loops left on your hook and can see a V formed around the one closest to your hook end, you know you have done the first pull through of your second pull through 2.

Once you have one loop left on your hook, that’s when you have completed your stitch.


Identifying mistakes: Pulling 2 through

If you accidentally pull the first loop through along with your yarn over, then you will notice that you still have the same amount of loops on your hook that you started with before the yarn over.

To correct it, simply take the incorrect loops off your hook and pull on your working yarn to pull them back, then re-insert your hook into the loops and go again.


Identifying mistakes: Doing too many yarn overs

If you do a yarn over and pull through when you have only pulled through one of the 2 loops as a part of the stitch, then you will notice that a chain starts to form instead of bars across the stitch.

To rectify, take out your hook and pull back to the one chain-like stitch appears, then re-insert your hook and continue the stitch.