Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stitch-A-Long: Double Crochet

I know, I know...I should have posted this a couple of days ago. PLEASE forgive me. I don't know where my head has been. Seriously, I feel that I am striking out on a regular basis. Yesterday I put Belle down for a nap and accidentally shut our dog in the room with her. I couldn't figure out why she wasn't falling asleep and why my dog kept barking. The mystery wasn't solved until 45 minutes after putting her down for her nap when I decided to see what the issue was.

I had to continue with my spaciness today by forgetting to bring Belle's overnight bag when I dropped her off to my mom today. Where is my head??? My mom is the greatest ever because she insisted on going out to buy Belle clothes rather than having me head back home to get her bag. I really feel blessed to have such an amazing mom who is so supportive.

Okay, now time to work. The next stitch we are going to learn is the double crochet(dc). If you have mastered the single crochet, this one should be easy. Here are the instructions for the next row:

Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Sc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)

Okay, you are first going to chain 2. When the pattern says "counts ad first DC," this means that you count this chain as one of the 55 DCs of the row. You are going to skip the stitch that your chain 2 is in (the same place that you joined from the previous row) and begin stitch double crochets in each sc from the previous row. If you look at the top of your previous round it will look like a bunch of sideways V's. You are going to be placing your hook under the V's. There is a hole underneath each V that you will put your hook into. Here is how you make a double crochet:

You yarn over first, THEN put your hook in the stitch from the previous row, yarn over and pull the yarn through one loop, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two more. Here is the video:

You finish off the round by make a slip stitch into the chain 2 that you started with. If you remember you do this by putting your hook through the top of this chain 2, yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.

You have completed Row 2 :-) I would show a picture of mine, but blogger isn't letting my upload pictures. BOO! Hopefully soon.

How is everyone doing so far?

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  1. I'm struggling a little bit with the joining at the end of each row and had to try a bunch of times before I was able to join without twisting, but finally got the hang of it and lookin' good otherwise! When I chain two before the row actually starts, it creates a hole. Is it supposed to look like that?

  2. I locked our dog in the little one's room too. He tried to bark quietly so as not to wake her!! You know what causes forgetfulness...?!?!?! :)
    *hangs head in shame*
    I started working on this last week. I twisted the darn thing and realized I didn't have enough of that random partial skein of yarn to finish anyway. Frogged it. But the random yarn is now wrapped in a lovely ball!!

  3. The video and my book mention that on the first double crochet you put your hook into the 4th stitch from the beginning of the row, but you don't mention that. Is that is what is supposed to happen? Thanks



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