How to avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

We love to crochet with our crochet hook, but we don’t like finding holes at the beginning of the rows in double crochet.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Have you noticed that hole that always forms when making double crochets? There it is! It’s almost impossible to miss!

You already know that at We Are Knitters, we try to go above and beyond to perfect our skills so that our garments come out perfectly. This is why we’re going to teach you how to avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

In the image at the top, you can see the results from using our little trick in this post. The bottom row is worked in the traditional way, whereas the one right on top uses our method.

In the final image at the bottom of the post, you can see a sample that contains both methodologies, with the top utilizing our method, and the bottom in a more traditional way.

As you can see, the hole disappears 😀

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

After finishing a row in double crochet, chain 3.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Turn your work counter-clockwise.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Now, insert your hook into the 2nd chain from your hook.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Yarn over and draw yarn through the chain. You’ll have two loops on your crochet hook.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Insert your hook into the spot to make the next double crochet, but don’t yarn over before inserting your hook as you would traditionally do.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Once you’ve inserted your hook, draw yarn through the chain. You’ll have three loops on your crochet hook.

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Finish the double crochet like you usually do, drawing yarn through two loops each time, until there is only one loop left on the hook.

After doing this on the first double crochet in the row, work the rest of the double crochets like always.

Here you can see the results and a comparison of the traditional method and using our trick:

avoid holes at the beginning of rows in Double Crochet

Much better, isn’t it?

What we’re doing is simply binding the first 3 chains of each row with the first double crochet, in that way we close up the hole that appears at the beginning.

This trick works for any stitches, double crochet or longer!

Practice this technique with one of our crochet kits, we have lots to choose from.

And don’t forget to show us your results on social networks using the tag #weareknitters.