13 Double Crochet Patterns for Beginners
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Easy Beginner Crochet Patterns using only the Double Stitch and a few other basic crochet techniques
When you are just starting to learn the basic crochet stitches, it can be difficult to find appropriate patterns to make. So many patterns incorporate fancy, more advanced stitches and who wants to just crochet scarves, right?
Well, if you have learned the very basic, beginner techniques, then one of the next stitches you will probably learn is the double crochet or dc stitch.
This is a pretty straightforward stitch and there are many, many different double crochet patterns to make anything from blankets and dishcloths to cowls, hats and beanies and yes, also scarves and shawls.
While these patterns are all beginner friendly, they do require that you have learned the more basic techniques. You should already know how to make a slip knot, crochet a chain, how to work a single crochet, a half double and the double crochet stitch.
If you need a refresher, you can find a complete step by step tutorial for each of these stitches on this page.
The only other techniques you may need to know for some of these patterns are how to work the dc stitch in the front loop and the back loop which creates ribbing.
Don’t let that intimidate you, though. It is super easy to do and you can learn how in this video.
What is a Double Crochet Stitch?
This stitch is very similar to the single crochet (sc) and the half double (hdc). The basic technique is the same, however it includes an extra yarn over or two which makes a taller row.
Taller crochet rows means you can work much faster than if you are only using a single stitch.
Note: The abbreviation for the double is dc
Can you make a blanket with double crochet?
Yes, absolutely! The double lends itself very well to making larger projects such as blankets and afghans. And since they are bigger, there is plenty of practice for beginners who are just learning.
Note: Patterns 1, 4 and 5 in the list below are all double crochet blanket patterns for beginners.
List of 13 DC Stitch Patterns
Double Crochet Patterns
How To Crochet A Beginner Fall Throw Blanket
Let's start off this list of dc patterns with a quick and easy crochet blanket pattern for beginners.
This blanket was crocheted in warm Fall colors but Lion Brand Heartland Yarn comes in many different colors so you can pick your favorites.
Crochet Cluster Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern
This gorgeous cowl is surprisingly beginner friendly and works up very fast. It uses basic single (sc), half double (hdc) and double stitches.
Yummy Paragon Sport yarn comes in many colors so take your pick!
Basic Men’s Crochet Hat
A basic free pattern for a men's beanie or hat that is super versatile. It works up very fast, making it a great pattern for Winter donations or charity projects.
The only technique you need to know, other than the dc stitch is how to dc in the front and back loops.
Lacy Ripple Baby Blanket and Hat Crochet Pattern Set
This super sweet Baby Hat and Blanket set would make a perfect Baby Shower or new baby gift!
It uses only single and double crochet stitches plus you get to learn how to crochet two doubles together (dc2tog) and make a double V Stitch.
Pick your own colors of Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn.
Double Crochet Stitch Blanket Pattern
Here is a true beginner crochet pattern that uses only the very basic slip knot, chain, single and double crochet stitches. You will also learn how to do a slip stitch, which is super simple.
This blanket was made with Pound Of Love yarn in Pastel Green and White.
Double Crochet Beanie Pattern
Here is a perfect beanie or hat pattern for a beginning crocheter to practice their dc or double stitches.
The Coconut Shell flower is completely optional.
Easy Crochet Rectangle Poncho – Free Pattern from Bonnie May Blue
This awesome poncho looks complicated but is actually beginner friendly and only uses simple stitches such as the single and half double crochet.
Make it nice and warm with Fisherman's Wool Yarn from Lion Brand.
Rainbow Shawlette - Free Pattern!
The bright color patterns of this shawl make it look complex but this is a true beginner pattern that uses only the double crochet stitch.
Shawl In A Ball yarn comes in many colorways so you can pick your favorite!
The Heights Cowl Crochet Pattern
The "Heights Cowl" free pattern is worked with chunky yarn, making in the perfect Winter accessory. Bonus, there is also a matching Beanie pattern!
Women's Faded Stripes Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern
Who doesn't love a great slouchy hat? This pattern makes a cool, striped hat using simple sc, dc and a half double stitch which makes it perfect for beginner crocheters.
Made with Red Heart Soft yarn in Turquoise and Off-White
Drop To It Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern
Here is another fun beanie pattern. This one will also teach you how to work the dc stitch in the front and back loops. The foundation double crochet stitch is optionals.
This is a great stash buster pattern!
The Heights Beanie Crochet Pattern
Here is the companion to the Heights Cowl pattern above. This lovely crochet set would make a perfect handmade Christmas or Birthday present!
Just A Pinch Dishcloth Pattern
Crocheted dishcloths make awesome Birthday or Christmas gifts because they are easy to make, work up very quickly and they are functional! Who doesn't love a useful, handmade gift?
These Just A Pinch dishcloths are super easy for beginners, using only single and double crochet stitches.
And, there you have it. I hope you will give some of these patterns a try! I will definitely be crocheting a shawl or two for Christmas presents.
You may wish to bookmark this page for future reference. Also, I will continue to add more lovely double crochet patterns as I find them so be sure and check back for updates!
Related Stitch Tutorial:
- How to make a Crochet Magic Circle
- Easy Waffle Stitch
- The Shell Stitch step by step
- 6 Beginner Crochet Stitches
- How to make a Puff Stitch
- How to work the Triple Crochet Stitch (tc or tr)
- Making a Double Crochet (dc)
- Learn the Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)
- How to Single Crochet (sc)
- How to make a Chain