How to Crochet The Gingham Pattern Using The Double Crochet Stitch - Photo and Video Tutorial

May 24, 2019
The gingham pattern using the double crochet stitch has to be one of the easiest and fastest ways to crochet a gingham type blanket.


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Once you're done with that, lets go back to learning how to crochet the gingham pattern using the double crochet stitch!

In this post you will find a detailed illustrated tutorial with step by step instruction, a basic diagram and a video for those who learn better from watching how the stitch is crocheted.

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The double crochet gingham pattern is beginner friendly and works up fast using only the double crochet stitch.

It uses 3 shades of yarn, in this case dark brown, brown and cream, to create the alternating color pattern by carrying the yarn throughout the project. 

The pattern is double sided meaning it looks great on either side and so, can be used in a variety of projects, from jumpers and other garments to blankets, loveys.

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Supplies I Used

- Marriner Yarns DK (light worsted) yarn in chocolate, mink and oatmeal

Unfortunately MarrinerYarns ships only in the UK, so for my international customers, I can recommend a similar yarn, Red Heart Yarn , which comes is a multitude of colors and weights, just as affordable and easy to work with as Marriner Yarns.

- 4mm crochet hook


I get most of my crochet supplies from Amazon, it's fast and easy and I find everything I need in one place. 

Crochet Terms

Written in US terms

- ch (chain)

yo (yarn over)

- sk (skip)

- dc (double crochet)

- dc1 (first dc in the row)

Gauge

Gauge is important when crocheting the gingham pattern.

Make a small swatch before starting any larger projects to figure it out how many rows you need to do to create a perfect colored square.

My gauge for this tutorial is 10 stitches and 4 rows per square. 

Special Stitches

First Double Crochet In The Row - sc in the very first stitch, ch2




There are two reasons for making the first double crochet in the row with this method.

1. it helps bringing the yarn not in use over to the new row

2. as opposed to the ch3 method, this method eliminates the gap between the first two double crochet posts that usually occurs when you chain 2.

The Double Crochet Gingham Pattern

The main technique of this pattern is alternating the colors. 

To create the gingham look, you will have to repeat two color combinations: 

- dark brown (chocolate) and brown (mink)
- brown (mink) and cream (oatmeal)

For this tutorial, my starting chain was 53 long.

To make your project smaller or larger, chain multiples of 20 + 13 chains.

With dark brown, ch 53

Row 1: dc in 5th from hook, 8dc for a total of 10 double crochet stitches.

When you get to the 10th stitch, don't finish it, instead join the brown and pull through to finish the stitch.

Continue with brown and make 10dc and while doing this, crochet over the dark brown yarn by laying it along the row of chains as you work to bring it along.

When you get to the last of the 10 double crochet stitches, don't finish it, instead pull the dark brow yarn to straighten it and use it to finish that 10th stitch.

Continue with dark brown and make 10dc, carrying the brown yarn along. 

Continue to alternate the colors ever 10 stitches.

At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the brown yarn over the dark brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the dark brown yarn. 

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Rows 2 - 4: Continue with dark brown, dc1 (see special stitches) to carry the brown yarn over to the next row, 9dc while carrying the brown yarn across, change colors on the 9th stitch to brown.

Make 10dc while carrying the dark brown across, change colors on the last double crochet stitch o brown. 

Continue to alternate colors every 10 stitches until the end of the row.

At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the brown yarn over the dark brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the dark brown yarn.

Turn














Row 5: Cut the dark brown yarn leaving a tail.

Pick up the brown yarn, yo and pull through the loop on the hook, pull the dark brown tail to tighten the loop.

Bring the cream yarn and lay it across the row of stitches, you are going to crochet over it to bring it along.

With brown yarn, dc1, 9dc.

Change to cream yarn on the last dc and make 10dc while carrying the brown yarn along.

Continue to alternate colors every 10 stitches until the end.

At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the cream yarn over the brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the brown yarn.

Turn








Rows 6 - 8: Continue with brown, dc1 to carry the cream yarn over to the next row, 9dc while carrying the cream yarn across, change colors on the last double crochet stitch to cream.

Make 10dc while carrying the brown across. 

Continue to alternate colors every 10 stitches until the end of the row.

At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the cream yarn over the brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the brown yarn.

Turn





Row 9: Cut the cream yarn leaving a tail.

Join with the dark brown and pull through the loop on the hook. 

Pull the brown yarn tight to close off the loop.

Continue with the dark brown and dc1 not forgetting to carry the brow yarn across to the next row.

Make 9dc, crocheting over the brown yarn.

Change to brown on the last dc and make 10dc.

Continue changing colors every 10 stitches until the end of the row.

At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the brown yarn over the dark brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the dark brown yarn.

Turn.







Rows 10 - 12: Continue with dark brown, dc1 to carry the brown yarn over to the next row, 9dc while carrying the brown yarn across, change colors on the last double crochet stitch to brown.

Make 10dc while carrying the dark brown across, change colors on the last double crochet stitch to dark brown. 

Continue to alternate colors every 10 stitches until the end of the row.


At the end of the row, right before you finish the last dc, pull the brown yarn over the dark brown from left to right and finish the double crochet stitch with the dark brown yarn. 

Turn





From this point on, the pattern is a repeat of rows 5 through 12. 

Continue until you have the desired length, fasten off and weave in the ends.

Diagram

I have included a basic diagram to help you understand how this pattern is constructed


Video Tutorial

For those who learn better from watching videos, I've made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the double crochet gingham pattern and how to carry the yarn over to the next row.

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