Hey, I'm Andrea Lemire, the education coordinator here at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. I'm going to show you some really cool techniques for beginning crochet, and hopefully, you'll have as much fun as I have with it. Okay, lets get started.
So, now we're going to make the double crochet stitch. It's the third tallest stitch that exists in crochet. The first step is skipping a certain number of chains when we're working out very first row of double crochet. This is a very tall stitch so we're skipping over three chains. So one where the yarn is coming out, two, the next V, and three, the next V below that second one. So three chains from the hook and I'm going in my fourth chain from the hook. First I need to do a yarn over, again that's yarn from the back to the front, over the top of the crochet hook and now I'm inserting into that fourth chain from the hook. When I'm in that chain I'm yarning over again and bringing that yarn through the chain onto my hook. So here I have three loops on the hook, I'm going to split these three loops up into two groups. The first group is yarn over and pull through the first two. So at this point you should still have two loops left on the hook and that's my second group of loops, so I'm going to yarn over and pull through the last group. Next double crochet, remember to yarn over first, go in the next chain, yarn over, bring the yarn through the chain onto my hook. I've three loops on the hook; I'm going to yarn over and pull through my first group of two loops. You should still have two loops at this point. Now, I'm yarning over again and pulling through the last two. And that's the double crochet and you're going to work that across all the remaining chains for your first row, worked into the chain, and make sure to check out the turning video to see what happens next.