How do I work a knit dc?

Learn how to dou­ble cro­chet your way to a knit-look fab­ric

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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.

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