Dotted Doubles Crochet Tutorial

May 2, 2014Allison Murray
Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!I think that I tend to prefer crochet patterns and stitches that don’t lend themselves well to changing colors for a very lazy reason. I hate weaving in the ends. In fact, my grandmother doesn’t even do it, instead knotting the ends like crazy and trimming them up.

I must admit in my earlier days of crochet it is what I did as well, not knowing any better, and I’d get frustrated when an afghan I worked ages on unraveled after a couple of rounds in the washer and dryer. Which is why I now weave in my ends religiously.

But I prefer pretty patterns full of color appearance-wise. And if I can convince myself that the weaving in won’t be a big deal, I’ll always hook with some extra color!

And this lovely pattern, the dotted doubles is chock full of pretty color that’s simple to achieve with some single and double crochets and totally worth the end weaving time…

MY LATEST VIDEOS
MY LATEST VIDEOS

I use an H hook but use whatever is comfortable for you. I’m using Vanna’s Choice yarns for this tutorial.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Make your chain in multiples of 3.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Turn and in the fourth chain from the hook, begin double crochet stitches all of the way to the end.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

**Change colors and chain 3.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Skip two stitches and single crochet in the third.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Continue this down the length, chain 3, skip two chains, single crochet in the third.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Change colors and chain three (will act as first double crochet). Double crochet twice in the first open space from the previous chain.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Continue down the length with three double crochets in each space until you reach the end.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

Turn and continue to repeat the chain/single row followed by the 3 doubles in each space of the previous.

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

As you continue the pattern will form these neat little dots in a lovely pattern throughout your piece. I prefer to use all one color for the “dots” and then rows in complementing colors but feel free to go nuts! Make every double crochet row the same color and use different colors for your dots, or even a variegated yarn (ooh, wheels are turning!) or switch colors every row for an ultimate in stash busting!

Looking for some great color and interesting pattern without lots of crochet skills? Check out the dotted doubles. Simple, pretty and wonderful!

In the end this stitch is really well worth it. I love the dimension the dots add and I love the scalloped spaces in between the double crochet rows that result from it. This stitch works up pretty quickly and is great for a super cozy afghan or pretty scarf!

clickforcrochet

Comments (17)

  • Jenny Figueron

    May 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    I love this stitch and I’d like to try it, but you give me the directions without the pictures?!?! Yes for your help

    1. Allison

      May 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

      I am afraid I don’t understand your question. There are photos. Is it something else you mean?

  • Christine

    May 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    I think this would make a pretty bag or tote. All you would need to do is line with fabric.

  • Frances

    May 12, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I carry my ends behind each stitch so it is woven in and I don’t have to go back and do all the weaving, I do it as I go. Works well.

  • Jayne Rossi-Elliott

    May 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Very nice stitches and looks like an easy-to-follow tutorial. You chose great colors; great combination. Thanks!

  • Cindy

    May 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    I really love these colors together and this is the next color scheme I am going to use for an afghan….for myself, lol!!!! Ahhhh, the simple and lovely pleasures in life!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • tracie

    May 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Hello! I absolutely love this stitch & am in the process of making a scarf with it. How do you finish it off? To make it even it would seem the last row would be double crochet to match the first row. I’m new at this & am not sure how to make double crochet all the ways across with the 3 chains. Thank you!!

    1. Allison

      May 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      Hi, Tracie. I just finished mine with a double crochet row. If you look closely you can see that there are little gaps where there aren’t on the first row, but most people wouldn’t even notice. I think adding another double crochet row on would look very strange so I just finished it!

  • Barbara

    June 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Hi Allison~~ What a beautiful pattern! I can hardly wait to try it out, going to make myself a lap throw I believe.. Can I ask you what colors you used in Vanna’s collection? Thanks so much for sharing…love this idea!

  • La Dell

    March 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Hi Allison! Thanks for this tutorial. I’m always looking for new things to challenge myself as I’m still at a pretty basic skill level with my chrochet. Depending on the color pattern, I think one could carry the colors up the side and not have hardly any ends to sew in. I’m going to try it! Your directions are very clear and the pics look easy to see and follow. Thanks Again!!!

  • patty

    July 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Can’t we just run the colors up the side instead of cutting. Then just put on a border to hide??

    1. Allison Murray

      July 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM

      You absolutely could Patty!

  • angel

    July 29, 2015 at 2:17 AM

    I love this made bathing suit cover up out of cotton. At the end of the ch 3 rows I turn then sl st into the space and ch 3 and 2 dc
    At the end I skipped ch 3 row and dc in each st across to look more like the beginning. Love the clear instructions and your pictures thank you so much now to start a blanket

  • Katie

    January 31, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    So beautiful….thank you for sharing!

  • juanita

    September 13, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    lindo punto bella combinación colores…gracias lo guardare…

    1. Allison Murray

      September 18, 2016 at 3:16 PM

      Thanks so much! Gracias :)

  • Regina Exterbille

    February 6, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Bed voor het patroon ik moet hem echter in een kleur haken voor iemand ik hoop dat het mooi wordt maar denk het wel nogmaals bedankt

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Post Next Post

BEFORE YOU GO!

Sign up for my newsletter and grab my 10 most popular blog posts, I'll send them right to your email address.