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.
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.