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What stitch have I been making?

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I happened across a video just tonight that showed a double crochet stitch.

 

I thought that I've been making DCs for an afghan I'm working on, but apperently not.

 

What I've been doing is yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2.

 

And what I should have been doing is yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2.

 

Does anyone know what stitch I'm actually doing?  I thought maybe it could be a HDC extended, but that is pull through 1, yo, pull through 3.

 

I'm not going to tear back my projects, and I'll keep using the stitch, but it would be nice to know what the stitch is actually called.

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What video was this?  the stitch you describe from the video would be an extended dc.  what you say you have been doing is a dc.  

 

Nexstitch has clear, reliable descriptions and videos of stitches, here is dc http://www.nexstitch.com/v_double_crochet.html

 

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/TXCr1cket/chainless-starting-dc-stitch---updated

 

That's what started this, then I googled a couple videos that confirmed this, and called it a DC.

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That is only intended to be used as your first dc of a new row, it is a substitute for the usual "turning chain 3". I suppose you could use it across the row but it would just be making the row more complicated than necessary.

 

A dc only has two pull-through steps. Check this video again, she only does two pull-throughs on each stitch.

 

The site i linked, nexstitch, is worth bookmarking for reference on all the standard stitches.

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There's 2 books called The Elmore Method (I think). A guy named Elmore made up stitches that fit in between the regular stitches. The one you described is between DC and TR. He has stitches between SC and HDC, HDC and DC, etc. They are great when making triangles or pieces with an angled edge/corner. If you like the way your piece looks, continue with it.

Ellie 13

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