In this post I showed you standing single crochet. Now it is time for standing double crochets.
This technique is used when changing colours. Starting a round with a standing double crochet instead of chaining 3 when changing color makes it almost inpossible to see were round starts. And when working in rows it gives a more professional finish.
I wish I had used the tequnique for this square…
The left pic show row started with standing single crochet and the right one with traditional chain 3.
As a bonus I will also show you how to make a 3double crochets together in one stitch at the end of the post. This will become useful for a later project 🙂
There are loads of different ways to do a standing double crochet. The way I do it is to wrap my yarn around my hook several times before I start.
The standing double crochets have to be locked with the next stitch coming before releasing the extra wrapped yarn. They will unravel if left totally alone.
Standing double crochet
1. Start with wrapping your yarn several times around hook. Take care wrapping in right direction, towards you. The extra wraps will help keep your yarn tense. Also, leave a tail that is slightly longer than your hook. That way you can hold tail tight together with hook wich will keep yarn tense.
2. Insert hook into starting stitch of your work.
3. Yarn over. Pull through stitch.
4. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops on hook.
5. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops on hook.
Continue with rest of stitches. After making one stitch after the standing double crochet you can release extra yarn wrapped around hook, the standing double crochet will not unravel.
In this pic I try showing were to insert hook when joining if crocheting in round.
3 Double Crochets together in 1 Stitch, Starting with Standing Double Crohet
Crochet 1-4 as above. 1 loop and several wraps on hook.
Yarn over. Insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over. Pull through. Yarn over. Pull trough 2 loops on hook. 2 loops and several wraps on hook.
Yarn over. Insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over. Pull through. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops on hook. 3 loops and several wraps on hook.
Yarn over. Pull through 3 loops on hook. Lock by chaining 1. Unravel extra wraps.
Continue row or round.