January 30th, 2013

Crochet for Knitters – Double Chain Stitch

Looking for a quick alternative to knitting icord? This might be your answer!

The entire Crochet for Knitters Series can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N (10mm) metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.


  1. I love the crochet series. I taught myself from a book a couple of years ago. Granny squares and now I am working on a ripple blanket, inbetween knitting! I really loved your clear instructions of sewing the squares together because I had not got that right myself. And am going to do another granny blanket and sew it correctly!

    Do you think you would do a pattern/video for a simple crochet top? I would do this and follow along.
    Ginny x

    Comment by Ginny — February 1, 2013 @ 2:12 am

  2. I learned knitting when I was nine and haven’t done any in a long time, but of late I have been watching video tutorials on youtube and other sites, and i must say, you are the best person for giving tutorials that I have come across so far. You are very professional in your filming, knitting and attitude. The tutorials are very precise and clear. Thanks for making the videos.

    Comment by Annagail — February 4, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

  3. How would you attach this to a knitted throw/afghan to create a border? Thanks for all your tutorials.

    Comment by Phyllis — March 27, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

  4. Thank you so much for your tutorials. They truly are very helpful. I am exploring crochet borders for a knitted blanket I just completed. It recommends the I-cord and am excited about using the crochet double chain stitch instead. Do you think doing a single crochet stitch around the blanket’s border as my base row and then complete my second row using the double chain a good way to go? Thanks so much.

    Comment by Teresa — July 3, 2013 @ 11:56 am

  5. Hi Teresa – I’m not sure that I can answer your question, I would need to test it out. I’ve never worked “attached” crochet double chain stitch, the way you would work it as a border. I’ve only worked it “detached” as I show in the video. But it’s worth a try if you’d like to give it a go!

    Good luck -
    S t a c i

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