How to crochet a single crochet (sc) US / double crochet (dc) UK

In this DROPS video we show you how to crochet a double crochet (dc in UK term) or a single crochet (sc in US term).

In the first row, we show how to work the dc in a ch-stitch. On the second row we work in both loops. The dc is usually worked under both loops from a previous row, but you can also work in the front or back loop only, which will give a stripy/textured look.
Work a dc as follows: Insert the hook in stitch. Wind the yarn around the hook and pull it through, leaving two loops on your hook. Wind the yarn around the hook again and pull it through both loops.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where this technique is used by clicking on the pictures below.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

Comments (29)

Gosia wrote:

In Poland it is called a half crochet/półsłupek, not a double crochet/nie oczko ścisłe.

10.03.2024 - 17:52

Line wrote:

Au 1er tour, je ne comprends pas le procédé : 1 maille en l'air et 1 maille serrée dans les 4 autres . Pourquoi ça fait seulement 57 mailles .

10.02.2024 - 22:43

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Line, pouvez-vous nous indiquer quel modèle vous réalisez? Ce sera ainsi plus facile de vous répondre. Vous pouvez aussi poser votre question directement sur le modèle concerné. Merci pour votre compréhension. Bon crochet!

12.02.2024 - 09:35

Wioletta wrote:

To jest półsłupek a nie oczko ścisłe.

16.12.2022 - 12:00

Walla Din Mamma Gae wrote:

Vad i helvte ska man göra den är lika tjock som din mamma och pappa samtigt ;)

06.09.2022 - 09:23

Lena Fink Rasmussen wrote:

Jeg skal til at hækle La Mer. I 1. række skal man i gentagelsen " hækle 5 luftmasker, springe 6 luftmasker over og hækle en fastmaske i den næste. Hvordan kan det hænge sammen, at man skal springe flere over end der er i buen?

17.02.2021 - 20:49

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Lena. Det gjøres for at ikke arbeidet skal stramme nederst. mvh DROPS design

03.03.2021 - 11:10

Lukrecja wrote:

Przecież to jest półsłupek! I wszędzie na Waszym portalu ten sam błąd - nie wiecie, że w języku polskim to nie jest żadne oczko ścisłe...! Niesamowite...

13.05.2020 - 19:55

Ben Dover wrote:

Yes good video

07.11.2019 - 11:34

Sug Min Dickörtz wrote:

Wtf gör du

06.09.2019 - 10:32

Din Mamma wrote:

Kan du ta de lite långsammare plez

17.01.2019 - 11:28

DROPS Design answered:

Hej, du kan selv vælge hastighed :) Klik på "Settings" - "Speed", så kan du selv vælge :)

05.11.2019 - 13:36

Joel wrote:

De e bra

29.08.2018 - 09:32

Cam Sim So Dep wrote:

Rattling nice style and gooⅾ subject matter, nothing at аll eⅼѕe we ᴡant :D.

18.08.2018 - 08:58

Kari-Mette wrote:

Hei der...holder på å hekle en brødkurv...oppskriften er på dansk..lurer på om noen kan fortelle meg hva "en dyb fastmaske" er?????

19.04.2017 - 00:23

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Kari-Mette, er det en DROPS opskrift, i så fald kan du vælge norsk udgave ved at klikke på sprog inde på selve opskriften på nettet. God fornøjelse!

12.05.2017 - 13:19

Stephanie Rollo wrote:

I was reading a pattern its say hdp or hdc can't remember

11.04.2015 - 22:38

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Rollo, a hdc is a half double crochet - click here to see how to work a hdc. Happy crocheting!

13.04.2015 - 10:04

Stephanie Rollo wrote:

Thank u so much. I have just learnt. How to crochet and am loving it although my phone is slow. Am so grateful and would loike to learn more

11.04.2015 - 22:35

Morag Wylie wrote:

Hi I am trying to follow a drops chart which says to double crochet AROUND the stitch below rather than IN the stitch below and cannot find an explanation of what this means!

03.04.2015 - 19:57

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Wylie, this dc may have to be worked around the chain on previous row, please check in diagram and remember you can ask your question on the blog to this pattern so that it can be checked on the pattern you are working on. Happy crocheting!

04.04.2015 - 10:10

Marny CA wrote:

On sc (US) - instead of pulling through both loops, what is it when it is: yo pull through 1st, yo pull through 2nd ??

10.12.2013 - 13:01

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Marny, you will get an "extended" sc. Happy crocheting!

17.10.2014 - 15:41

Bianca wrote:

U heeft een patroon van een sneeuwvlok om een ring gehaakt maar hoe krijg ik vaste om de ring. Vg Bianca

29.11.2013 - 21:25

Jenny wrote:

Som nybörjare tycker jag dessa video filmer är jätte bra. Bra förklarat och lätt att förstå. Tusen tack!

23.10.2013 - 11:25

Mmmmeeemmmy wrote:

Hej hej världen de här är lite svårt när man är så tjock o ska virka men nu måste ja hoppa hejdad!!😂😂😂😂

04.09.2013 - 13:10

Annette Lollike wrote:

Tak for hjælpen. Skønt med den nye teknik når man nu lige sidder i solen og ikke gider hente en bog derinde. 😜

05.06.2013 - 08:45

Hawaii808 wrote:

Thank-you very much! So Simple to follow!!

27.04.2013 - 22:12

Ana Isabel wrote:

Muchas gracias por su página y sus videos tutoriales, gracias a ellos he aprendido a hacer ganchillo, ya se hacer 5 ó 6 puntos

23.01.2013 - 16:20

Saro wrote:

Muchas gracias, es muy hermoso lo que encanta vuetra pagina..GRACIAS!!!!!!!

21.10.2012 - 00:16

Irlanda wrote:

Es hermoso lo que hacen y gratis aún mas muchas gracias

30.08.2012 - 23:51

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