The double crochet is a common stitch in crochet. This stitch technique is used in many other crochet stitches and is essential for the beginner to learn.
Step 1: Begin with a row of chain stitches. How many you need to chain will be determined by your pattern.
Tip: Remember the stitch on your hook should not be included in your chain count.
Step 2: Wrap your yarn over your crochet hook, going from under, to around, and then over.
Step 3: Take your crochet hook and insert into the top of the chain next to your hook.
Step 4: Wrap your yarn over your crochet hook.
Step 5: Pull the yarn through your chain stitch with the crochet hook. You should have three stitches on your hook now.
Step 6: Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.
Step 7: Pull the yarn through the first two stitches on your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your hook.
Step 8: Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook once more
Step 9: Pull the yarn through both stitches on your crochet hook.
Repeat steps 2 – 9 until you have reached your desired length.
After a few repeats your pattern should look like this: