The Paired Double Crochet Stitch, is super simple to learn and is a fun variation on the double crochet stitch that is created using the double crochet decrease (DC2TOG) and chain stitches. This is a simple one row repeat that works up quickly and creates a fabric with. a bit of a lacier look to it without all the hassel. I’ve got both a photo and video tutorial for us today so let’s grab our hooks and our yarn and let’s learn how to crochet the Paired Double Crochet Stitch.
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You can use any hook and yarn combination with this stitch but today I’ll be using a Furls Odyssey 5.5mm crochet hook and a Brava Worsted Weight Yarn from We Crochet. You can mix up your hook and yarn weights to change up the look of this stitch. Using a larger hook with a worsted weight yarn will create a more open look and would be great for bags and summer accessories.
I now have a free crochet cocoon cardigan pattern available using this stitch. When you’re ready to put this stitch to use, head on over to my Comfy Spring Cardi pattern.
Check out my How to Crochet the Paired Double Crochet Stitch video tutorial here:
- CH = Chain
- CH SP(s) = Chain Space(s)
- DC = Double Crochet
- DC2TOG = Double Crochet Two Together
- ST(s) = Stitch(es)
- Chain any even number of CHs
- CH 3s at the beginning of row count as a DC ST
- If you don’t know how to do the DC2TOG/DCDEC stitch, learn how to do that with my Double Crochet Decrease Stitch Tutorial HERE.
How to Crochet the Paired Double Crochet Stitch
Row 1: CH your desired number of chains. For my example here, I have created a chain of 20. DC2TOG over the 4th and 5th CHs from the hook (skipped 3 CHs count as first DC). *CH 1, DC2TOG over the next 2 CHs* repeat instructions in ** until 1 chain remains. CH 1, DC in the last CH. Turn.
Row 2: CH 3, DC2TOG over the 1st and 2nd CH SPs, CH 1, *DC2TOG starting in the same CH SP as the last ST and finishing in the next unworked CH SP. CH 1* repeat instructions in the ** across your row. Work the last leg of your last DC2TOG between the CH 3 and the first leg of your DC2TOG from the previous row. DC in the top of the CH 3. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until your pattern reaches your desired length.
Want to learn something else? Check out these other great free crochet tutorials:
- How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch
- How to Crochet the Thicket Stitch
- Picot Single Crochet & Granule Stitch Tutorial
- How to Use Poly Pellets in Amigurumi
- Find all my crochet tutorials here.