Recently I shared how to crochet Twisted Single Crochet Stitches - and that led to lots of people asking me if the twisted technique could be done with other stitches as well! And the answer is a resounding YES - here's how!
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How to Crochet the Twisted Double Crochet (and More!) - Right Handed Version
How to Crochet the Twisted Double Crochet (and More!) - Left Handed Version
As Seen In This Video (click for more info!):
- US - K, 6.5mm Furls Fiberarts Wooden Heirloom Hook
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal in Caribbean Blue
- Twisted Single Crochet Tutorial
To make the Twisted Double Crochet, you yarn over, insert the hook in the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, then with 2 loops left on the hook (keep them a little loose!) turn the hook (loops remain on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops.
Basically, any time a stitch comes down to the two last loops on the hook, you can turn it into a twisted stitch! When you get to the last 2 loops left on the hook, you spin the hook - clockwise for lefties, counter-clockwise for the right handed folks. Then yarn over and pull through and voila!
So that goes for double crochet stitches, treble crochet, you name it! Half double crochet works too, but it tends to look just like a twisted single crochet, so if it were up to me, I'd just make the twisted single crochet instead. But you can make a twisted herringbone half double crochet and get another fun look!
Putting that last twist on can give you the great look of Reverse Single Crochet/Crab Stitch - on a stitch of any height! And without having to work in the opposite direction. I hope you'll have fun with it, and give it a try! It might just be the edging your next project needs!
Thanks for watching!