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19 Free Double Crochet Patterns for Beginners

These easy beginner crochet patterns use the Double Stitch and a few other basic crochet techniques.

The double crochet stitch is a pretty straightforward stitch and there are many types of double crochet patterns to make anything from blankets and dishcloths to cowls, hats and beanies.

Of course, there are also plenty of scarves and shawls, which are one of the most popular beginner sewing patterns.

While these patterns are all beginner friendly, they do require that you have learned the more basic techniques. You should already know how to make a slip knotcrochet a chain, how to work a single crochet, a half double and the double crochet stitch.

If you need a refresher, you can find a complete step by step tutorial for each of these basic crochet stitches.

What is a Double Crochet Stitch?

This stitch is very similar to the single crochet (sc) and the half double (hdc). The basic technique is the same, however it includes an extra yarn over or two which makes a taller row. 

Taller crochet rows means you can work much faster than if you are only using a single stitch.

Be sure to see our step by step tutorial on how to make the double crochet stitch if you need to refresh your memory on how to work the stitch.

The abbreviation for the double is dc.

Free Crochet Abbreviations Chart

Get a free printable chart of all the crochet abbreviations you need to know when working on patterns.

The free download is in our pattern library.

Can You Make a Blanket with Double Crochet?

Yes, you can make a blanket using an easy double crochet stitch! The double lends itself very well to making larger projects such as blankets and afghans. Since the stitches are bigger, there is plenty of practice for beginners who are just learning.

List of Double Crochet Stitch Patterns 

Free Double Crochet Stitch Patterns

Big list of free crochet patterns using a double stitch.

I hope you will try some of these double crochet patterns! I will definitely be crocheting a shawl or two for Christmas presents. 

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