How do I work a knit dc?
Learn how to double crochet your way to a knit-look fabric
To practise this fabric effect in rounds, use any yarn with a hook that’s a size or two larger than usual – we used a DK cotton yarn and a 5mm hook instead of 4mm. To start, make a foundation round of 30 dc. To do this, ch30 and slip stitch to the first chain, being careful not to twist it. Now ch1 and dc into each of the 30 ch around, slip stitch to first dc. To work the next round, start with the usual ch1 t-ch for dc. Now work a knit dc into each stitch as follows:
Step 1 Insert the hook into the centre of the dc below, between the two vertical strands of yarn.
Step 2 Flip the work so you can see the back of the fabric. You need the hook to emerge between the two vertical strands at the back of the stitch and under the horizontal strand.
Step 3 Finish the dc stitch as usual by working yrh and pull up a loop.
Step 4 And finally, yrh and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Your knit dc will be complete! Repeat Steps 1-4 to work a knit dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first knit dc, as with standard dc. Continue by repeating this round and you’ll see that the thick fabric looks very similar to stocking stitch.