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Wrapped double crochet tutorial
The wrapped double crochet stitch is a way to add beautiful texture to your projects. It has a lacy look because of how the stitch is worked.
The wrapped double crochet stitch is part of the special stitch series. Special stitches can help your crochet project have more detail and visual interest without adding bulk. Let your crochet imagination go wild!
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If you’re a beginner ready to take a step into advanced beginner special stitches like the wrapped double crochet stitch is one of many ways to get there. Learning new ways to weave yarn with your hook to create new textures, shapes and designs is exciting!
This stitch will create a chain space so keep that in mind when planning your design.
The wrapped double crochet stitch creates two stitches in one place which is why it leaves a chain space between the posts. This is what gives it an almost lacy texture.
It feels like working a front post double crochet but it is just a bit different. It does not have the effect of raising up row for texture. It creates a flat texture. It would work nicely for a decorative throw, shawl, summer scarf, swimsuit coverup, poncho.
I have the pumpkin blanket wrap pattern design shown above made with Caron latte cakes. This stitch is easy to use with textured yarns such as these that can be hard to see stitches due to the fuzzy soft texture. See the free pattern to make the crochet wrap here.
There is a video tutorial for this stitch at the end of this post if the images aren’t enough to help you understand how to work the stitch. We all learn differently and I want to provide both written and video instructions to help the most crocheters I can!
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Work a test swatch of the wrapped double crochet
To work a sample swatch, chain 16.
Row 1: In third chain from hook, dc across . ( 14 stitches) .
Row 2: Chain two (does not count as a stitch). Work a DC into first stitch. (14 stitches)
Skip next stitch then work a double crochet.
Wrap yarn like you are going to make a double crochet, then put hook behind the double crochet post you just made,
pull up the yarn then finish performing a double crochet.
You now will have created two stitches from one post.
Repeat to the end. You will have one stitch remaining. Work a double crochet into that.
Finished row. 14 stitches.
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If you are a visual learner watch this short video to see the stitch in action.