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Yes You Can Crochet This Scarf: Beginner Crochet Class

teacher avatar Jessica Stiel, Crochet Made Simple

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Intro: DC Scarf

      2:23
    • 2. DC Scarf Materials

      0:57
    • 3. Double Crochet (DC) Stitch

      5:36
    • 4. DC Practice Rows 2 3

      6:28
    • 5. DC BLO

      4:39
    • 6. Class Project

      7:44
    • 7. Joining New Yarn

      5:03
    • 8. Finishing and Seaming

      8:23
    • 9. Left Handed: DC Stitch

      5:36
    • 10. Practice for Lefties

      6:28
    • 11. Left Handed: DC BLO

      4:39
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About This Class

If you've always wanted to learn crochet or pick up a new relaxing hobby then this class is for you!  "Yes You Can Make This Scarf" is the perfect beginner-friendly crochet class.

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This class will teach you one of the most basic crochet stitches, double crochet or "DC".  I'll be by your side to guide you throughout the class and will teach you all the basics including:

  • Materials
  • Holding your hook and yarn
  • Chaining
  • Double crochet stitch
  • Joining new yarn
  • Weaving ends
  • Seaming

Once you've practiced your double crochet stitch you will be prepped to move forward and create a comfy, beautiful infinity scarf.  This project was designed with beginners in mind because the rows are short and the instructions are simple!

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Crochet is a skill and once you build a foundation the possibilities are endless.  I'm here to teach you the simple way.  I love giving tips that I wish I knew from the beginning that would have prevented many of the mistakes I made in my beginner (pre-youtube) days.

I'm Jessica, your crochet teacher.  I have been crocheting for many years and not a day goes by that I don't pick up my hook.  I love teaching and designing patterns that are modern and beginner-friendly.  I hope this class makes you fall in love with the fiber arts so we can wave to each other in the yarn aisle.

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Jessica Stiel

Crochet Made Simple

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Hey friend, I'm Jessica and I'm a crochet addict, healthcare professional, wife, and mom of 4 adorable kiddos.  Fun fact about me, I have triplets!

Due to the above, crochet entered my life as a tremendous stress reliever.  I dabbled in crochet on and off since my teen years but it got serious in 2017 when I opened my Etsy shop and began creating my own designs and making gifts for premature babies in the NICU.

Along the way I've received a lot of encouragement from friends and family to teach my craft .  Friends would say,  "I wish I could do that" or "can you teach me?" or "You're so talented/creative".  I'm here to tell you I'm not so talented.  Crochet is a skill and with practice you can master it too, the creative part comes later w... See full profile

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1. Intro: DC Scarf: If you've always wanted to learn crochet or pick up a new relaxing hobby, then this class is for you. Yes, you can make this scarf. This one. It is a beginner friendly crochet class. This class will teach you one of the most basic crochet stitches is called the double crochet, or DC for short. I'll be by your side to guide you throughout the class and I will teach you all of the basics that you need to know. I will show you what materials work best to make this scarf. I will show you how to hold your crochet hook Andrew yarn. I'll teach you how to chain double crochet, join new yarn. We even your ends and seeing the scarf together. Once you've practiced your double crochet stitch, you'll be prepped to move forward and create a comfy, beautiful infinity scarf. This project was designed with beginners in mind because the roads are short and the instructions are simple. Crochet is a skill, and once you build a foundation, the possibilities are limitless. I'm here to teach you the simple way. I love giving tips that I wish I knew from the beginning that would have prevented many of the mistakes I made in my beginner free YouTube days. I'm Jessica and I'm going to be your crochet teacher. I have been crocheting for many years and not a day goes by that. I don't pick up my hook. Think about my hook. I love teaching and designing patterns that are modern and beginner friendly. I hope this class makes you fall in love with the fiber arts so we can wave hi to each other in the yarn aisle. If you enjoyed this class, you may enjoy some of my other crochet beginner classes. Be sure to follow me on Skillshare so you can stay up to date with the latest classes that I've published. You can also find me on Instagram at but first crochet, kinda like but first coffee, except us yarn. I hope that you join me in this class today. Let's jump straight into the first lesson. 2. DC Scarf Materials: All right, In today's class we are going to learn the double crochet stitch. B will be double crocheting and infinity scarf. So the materials you will need for today is some number 5 chunky yarn. I'm using. I love this yarn chunky from Hobby Lobby. The color is warm blush. You will need a size k, 6.5 millimeter crochet hook, some scissors and a yarn needle. So we're going to start out by making a practice swatch before we begin our infinity scarf. 3. Double Crochet (DC) Stitch: The scarf. So find the end of your region there. Pull out the Arne bar. Find my end here. You're gonna take your yarn and wrap it around your finger. Pull the loop off of your finger. Take the tail and pull it through the middle. There's your sub naught. Take your crochet hook, place it in the loop. Tightening. Not too tight. You want to make sure that your loop can move freely up and down the hook. And we're going to start out by chains. We are going to chain two. So hold your yarn as you've see comfortable. I like to loop mine around my pinky and then through my index and middle finger. And then I like to hold my hook like a butter knife. You might prefer to do a pencil hold whatever feels more comfortable for you. We're going to begin changing yarn over. Pull your yarn through the loop. That's one yarn over. Pull through two, yarn over, pull through three, yarn over, pull through 45678. I will meet you at 22. Now that you have your chain of 20 to the next thing that we're going to do is double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. See the first three chains count as your first double crochet of the row. So you're gonna double crochet in the next chain. And in each chain, the row. And at the end we will have 20 double crochets. So two double crochet. You're going to yarn over. Let's find the fourth chain from the hook. Here's the chain on the hook, 1234. So we're gonna double crochet in this chain here. So we've yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over, pull through one loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. That's your first double crochet. Yarn over. Continue this process until you reach the end of your chain. And over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over. Pull up your loop. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over. Pull through the first two loops, leaving two loops remaining on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last two loops. Again, yarn over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Three loops are on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Keep going. And I will meet you at the end of the road. I have now reached the end of my row with one chain remaining. So it's the chain that's connected to our slipknot. Yarn over. Insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. We should have 20 stitches. 12 3456789, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. And remember those first couple chains counted as our first stitch. So that is 20. This is going to be an important aspect of a pattern, whether or not the turning chain counts as a stitch. So make sure you read your pattern notes carefully because that is going to determine where you insert your hook when you turn your work and begin the next row. 4. DC Practice Rows 2 3: So next we have to make our work increase vertically. We are going to chain 3. One group that was not pretty yarn over, one, yarn over to yarn over three. Like turning the page in a book, flip your work over. Now we're working on the wrong side. And that the chain three counts as a stitch. So our first stitch is not going to go here, but here. So if you look at it from the top, here's your chain 3, 1, 2, 3. And this is the stitch connected to the chain three are going to insert our hook into this stitch here. So you're going to yarn over. Insert your hook through what looks like the V, the entire stench front loop, back loop. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. Repeat yarn over. Insert your hook into your stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Again. You'll repeat this all the way across. My pinky here in these two fingers are controlling my tension so that my stitches will stay consistently the same size as I go. And this takes practice. To get your stitches to look this way. I've been crocheting almost every day, every single day because I can't put it down for the last at least three years. So it's a skull. And with practice, you get better at a skill. So you just have to keep on doing it. Pick up your hook every day and I promise it will feel so good. All right, there's my last stitch and then my chain 3 from the previous row. So yarn over, insert, yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. So that is 19 stitches. So our 20th stitch is going to go at the top of the chain, three from the previous row. So we're going to yarn over, insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. That completes the second row. Always want to make sure you count your stitches otherwise your work's going to shrink, expand, shrink, expand. And it's not going to be an even scarf or even work whether you're making a blanket, whatever it is, it's important to keep your, your yarn tension equal and to make sure you still have all your stitches. So let's count these. We should have 20 123456789, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Vary that. So again, we're going to chain up 3123. Flip your work, turn your page, and we're going to double crochet all the way across. So here's your chain 3, 1, 2, 3, your first stitch. The chain three counts as a first stage show. We're not going to insert our hook here. We're going to insert our hook here. Yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. And repeat across to it again, slow. In the last stitch is going to go at the top of the chain three from the previous row. So we're going to yarn over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. All right, so we've completed three rows of double crochet. 5. DC BLO: In the next row, we are going to practice double crocheting in the back loop only. Or BL is how it's abbreviated in crochet terms. You're going to chain 3, 1, 2, 3. Turn your work over. This time, instead of double crocheting through the entire stage, we are only going to double crochet in the back loop. So the anatomy of this stage goes as follows. This is the post of the stitch. This is the front loop. In the back loop. Yarn over, insert your hook through the back loop. Only. Yarn over. Pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops. You're going to repeat that and the next stitch yarn over, insert your hook through the back loop. Only. Yarn over, pull up your loop. Yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through to continue that all the way across. Or getting in the back loop only. And working in the back loop only is going to create a ribbed, more knit look, which I think will look awesome in our infinity scarf. So it's amazing how a little change of just crocheting through the back loop only creates a totally new effect. So once you learn the basic crochet stitches, little modifications here and there and combinations. Make your creativity options pretty much limitless. It's so fun to play around with different yarns, different stitches to come up with completely different looks. Now in the final stage, which is our chain 3 from the previous row, we're just going to find the top of the chain three stickier hook in there, yarn over, pull up, yarn over two, yarn over, pull through two. And as before, chain up 3123. Turn your work over, yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop only of the second stitch because the first stitch, the chain three counts as our first stitch. So our chain 3 is here, 1, 2, 3. There's our first stitch. We're going in here. In the back loop. Only. Yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through to repeat that. And I will meet you at the end of this row. I have finished my second row of back loop, only double crochet. And you can see there's a little more texture in the stitch. So these first three rows were just plain double crochet. Then the top two rows are the double crochet in the back loop only. So you can see there's more of a pop with the texture. And this will give you a ribbed look. What shall be so pretty for your infinity scarf. Feel free to keep practicing until you get your stitches consistent or gauge consistent. But if you are ready to start your scarf, join me in the next video. 6. Class Project: All right, We're ready to start our infinity scarf. You will need three scalenes of chunky yarn. This particular of yarn is 3.5 ounces, a 109 yards, and it is a bulky five yarn. So something in this neighborhood will work fine. It doesn't have to be this exact brand or color, whatever color you want, but just make sure you're getting a five bulky yarn. And you're going to need about seven ounces. You will need a crochet hook size k, 6.5 millimeter. Some scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure if you want to get really specific and measure the length of your scarf. All right, Let's go. All right, just like our practice videos, we are going to start with a slipknot. Gotcha, lay-up. Pull your tail through the loop partially. Like so. Insert your hook into your slip knot and tighten it. Not too tight so you're can still move freely up and down your hook. And begin by chaining 20 to hold your yarn however you feel comfortable. I wrap my head around my pinky, then through my index and middle finger, changed 223456789, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. All right, we have our chain, 22 chains. Next we're going to double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. Because those first three chains are going to count as our turn chain, just like in our practice. So here's our chain on the hook. 123 chains. We're going to insert into the fourth yarn over. Insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. Yarn over, pull through the last two loops. So this is two double crochets because this is the first stage. We're going to repeat yarn over, insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through to repeat. The same process. All the way across. All right, We have one chain or meaning, it can be easy to miss. It's going to be the chain that is attached to your slip knot. Make sure you double crochet into that last chain. And if we count now, we should have 20 double crochets, including our chain 3 right here, which counts as a stage. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. For an a chain 3123. Turn your work like turning the page. And now for the rest of the work, we're going to double crochet in the back loop only. In the first chain three counts as a stitch. So that means our first stitch is not going to go in here, but in here. So yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop. Only. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Three loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Repeat that. Across back loops only. Yarn over. Insert your hook into the back loop only. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. And again, just a reminder, try to keep your tension consistent. And the more you practice in work stitches in a row, I find, at least for myself anyway, the more uniform and consistent my work looks. So starting and stopping, starting and stopping is a little harder for me. Gotta kinda get into the groove, get into the trance. Crochet can be so therapeutic. I equated to like adult coloring books. Or they say that can put you in a meditative state. Just the repetition is very calming. So just try to get into your groove, but give yourself some grace. It does take practice. All right, so we are getting ready to make our last stitch, which is going to be in the top of the chain three from the previous row. Yarn over, insert your hook into your chain three at the top. Yarn over, pull up, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Chain 3, 1, 2, and 3. Turn your work. And we're going to repeat row 2 until we are finished with our scarf. So keep going and I'll meet you back once I get to the end of this scale of yarn, and I will show you how to attach your new yarn. 7. Joining New Yarn : All right, So we are at the end of this game. We're about halfway, a little more than halfway through this row and I need to join my new skin of yarn. This is my favorite way to join yarn. You can choose any way you like. If you're unsure how there are plenty of videos out there that can show you what to do. But I prefer this method called the magic, not because you can do it at any point. And you don't have any ends to weave in at the end. So you're gonna take your new yarn and you're going to place it underneath your working yarn. The new yarn is then going to loop over top. Then there's a loop back here. Take the tail and place it through that loop. Pull that tight. You're gonna take your other piece of yarn, the short end. Go underneath, put that on top and that small tail is going to come out this end. So pick everything up and pull that tail through. Gently, pull that tight. Grab the two pieces and pull, and those knots are going to come together. Then your goodness snip the ends off. There you go. In that will blend in nicely. So I'll go ahead and finish this row. Double crochet in the back loop only. Let me show you another way to change yarn. The other way to change your yarns gain is to join at the end of the row. I'm going to finish my last stitch here. Pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two. And don't pull through the final two. This is where we're going to join the new yarn. Put your new yarn on the hook, and finish by pulling through the last two loops. Now you've joined your news gain. Get the tails out of the way and continue like normal. So chain 3, you don't have to do this, but for extra security, you can tie a small not with your tails to prevent anything from coming undone. So just a little not there. And we can weave these tails in later. So that is another option for changing out your yarn. And then we'll continue on with this new scheme of yarn. Keeps up or crocheting in the back loop only. You can see now that we have done one full-scale. You've got this beautiful piece of fabric that's starting to form with these nice ribbing. And just keep going. Finish up this next game. It's a good time to remember to count and make sure you still have 20 sedges. You'll want to keep counting occasionally to make sure you didn't drop a stitch somewhere at a stage. And if you did, if you need to rework a row, all you have to do is pull this out. So I designed this to have a short rose on purpose. So if you make a mistake, you don't have to pull out a 100 stitches. There's only 20 stitches. So if you just pull gently, pull out that will undo your work and then you can correct any mistakes that you may have without getting overly frustrated because you did not have to pull out over a 100 stitches, no more than 20 or so if you have to pull out a couple of rows. So that's just a helpful tip there. Count your stitches. I hope you're enjoying this scarf so far. Keep going and I will meet you at the end of this gain of yarn. 8. Finishing and Seaming: Now that we've just about completed our scarf, it's time to finish off and see me together into an infinity scarf. You could also leave it as a long scarf, but I want to attach it together to make one large loop. Just measuring here to tell you approximately how long my scarf ended up being. I would say roughly 66 inches. You can make yours longer, you can make your shorter. But I decided this was a good length for me. You can continue making it longer. You can make it shorter. That's totally your personal preference. But I'm going to finish off here. To finish off chain one. Leave a little bit of a tail. I'm going to leave a good, maybe two feet. Cut in, pull your hook out and this will secure your yarn so your work does not come unraveled. Got a couple of ends to even. This was the yarn join where you have to even ends, which is why I like the magic, not because you don't have to leave any ends in at the end, but just read your yarn needle. And you're going to go back and forth between a couple of stitches, maybe about three. So go one way, then come back the other way, catching a few different fibers so you don't pick the exact same path in three times, should do it. Usually three. Secures it and it should not come unraveled. Give it a little tug. You can snip that off. Same thing with this tail. Thread, your yarn needle. Insert into your work and just pass that yarn needle through a few stitches back and forth about three times. Don't take the same exact path or the yarn will just come undone the same way that it came. So go a different direction or grab a few little tiny fibers so that it catches. Much should secure this tail and place. I'll cut the end off. Now we are ready to help highlight one more tail to revision. I'm really bad about remembering until you have a long tail in the beginning when I first make my slept and odd. So I can leave my end in the end. So I have this short little knob to work with. So allow yourself a little more slack than I did here. Now we're going to join our scarf together. Another way you can join with me to flip your work over one time and then you'll make a nice loop down the fine. But I'm not going to twist my work. And then I make a circle. By joining the two ends together. We're going to see these two edges with our tail that we left when we finished off. And organists scene using a mattress stitch. So go into the other side. And then you're going to come down and out through the other end. And this has been described a lot like Laci shoelaces, where you go in and out and out. Repeat this process. This makes a nice seamless looking join. I'm going to show you in a few stitches here how to join with a whip stitch, which is pretty simple as well, but it shows up a little bit more. So with a whip stitch, you kinda go. Over top and just kinda make loops around. So those are two different methods you could use. Personal preference and what is easier for you. But I'm going to continue on with the mattress stitch. I think it's cleaner looking, virtually invisible when you're wearing it. So continue breathing in and out. We are finished seeming. I'm right here at the edge. I wanted to make sure it's closed up completely. And I'm just gonna do the sewing, not learn. I leave a loop here and just make a knot to secure my own. That's a nice-looking scene. Linear shorten my tail. So it's a little easier to weave in. So and then just even that last tale. To complete your work. I love the feel of this bulky, chunky yarn. It's so soft, it works up quickly. I hope you enjoyed this class. It's beginner, friendly with the short rows. Hopefully it wasn't too frustrating or too difficult to follow along with. I like, short rose. Easy directions. Perfect. Begin our pattern for practicing. And you've got a beautiful scarf at the end. And hide that seeing, you know, where that part on the Negro your neck and no one will even see it. And you are finished. I hope you enjoyed this class and I will see you in the RNAi, all my friends. 9. Left Handed: DC Stitch: The scarf. So find your region there to allow the Arne bar. Find my end here. Soft. You're going to take your yarn and wrap it around your finger. Pull the loop off of your finger. Take the tail and pull it through the middle. There's your slipknot. Take your crochet hook. Place it in the loop. Tightening. Not too tight. You want to make sure that your loop can move freely up and down the hook. And we're going to start out by chains. We are going to chain 22. So hold your yarn as you see comfortable. I like to loop mine around my pinky and then through my index and middle finger. And then I like to hold my hook like a butter knife. You might prefer to do a pencil hold whatever feels more comfortable for you. We're going to begin changing yarn over. Pull your yarn through the loop. That's one yarn over. Pull through two, yarn over, pull through three, yarn over, pull through 45678. I will meet you at 22. Now that you have your chain of 20 to the next thing that we're going to do is double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. See the first three chains count as your first double crochet of the row. So you're gonna double crochet in the next chain and in each chain of the row. And at the end we will have 20 double crochets. So two double crochet. You're going to yarn over. Let's find the fourth chain from the hook. Here's the chain on the hook, 1234. So we're gonna double crochet in this chain here. So we've yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over, pull through one loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. That's your first double crochet. Yarn over. Continue this process until you reach the end of your chain. And over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over. Pull up your loop. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over. Pull through the first two loops, leaving two loops remaining on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last two loops. Again, yarn over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Three loops are on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Keep going. And I will meet you at the end of the road. I have now reached the end of my row with one chain remaining. So it's the chain that's connected to our slipknot. Yarn over. Insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. We should have 20 stitches. 12 3456789, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. And remember those first couple chains counted as our first stitch. So that is 20. This is going to be an important aspect of a pattern, whether or not the turning chain counts as a stitch. So make sure you read your pattern notes carefully because that is going to determine where you insert your hook when you turn your work and begin the next row. 10. Practice for Lefties: So next we have to make our work increase vertically. We are going to chain 3. One group that was not pretty yarn over, one, yarn over to yarn over three. Like turning the page in a book, flip your work over. Now we're working on the wrong side. And that the chain three counts as a stitch. So our first stitch is not going to go here, but here. So if you look at it from the top, here's your chain 3, 1, 2, 3. And this is the stitch connected to the chain three are going to insert our hook into this stitch here. So you're going to yarn over. Insert your hook through what looks like the V, the entire stench front loop, back loop. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. Repeat yarn over. Insert your hook into your stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Again. You'll repeat this all the way across. My pinky here in these two fingers are controlling my tension so that my stitches will stay consistently the same size as I go. And this takes practice. To get your stitches to look this way. I've been crocheting almost every day, every single day because I can't put it down for the last at least three years. So it's a skull. And with practice, you get better at a skill. So you just have to keep on doing it. Pick up your hook every day and I promise it will feel so good. All right, there's my last stitch and then my chain 3 from the previous row. So yarn over, insert, yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. So that is 19 stitches. So our 20th stitch is going to go at the top of the chain, three from the previous row. So we're going to yarn over, insert your hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. That completes the second row. Always want to make sure you count your stitches otherwise your work's going to shrink, expand, shrink, expand. And it's not going to be an even scarf or even work whether you're making a blanket, whatever it is, it's important to keep your, your yarn tension equal and to make sure you still have all your stitches. So let's count these. We should have 20 123456789, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Vary that. So again, we're going to chain up 3123. Flip your work, turn your page, and we're going to double crochet all the way across. So here's your chain 3, 1, 2, 3, your first stitch. The chain three counts as a first stage show. We're not going to insert our hook here. We're going to insert our hook here. Yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. And repeat across to it again, slow. In the last stitch is going to go at the top of the chain three from the previous row. So we're going to yarn over, insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. All right, so we've completed three rows of double crochet. 11. Left Handed: DC BLO: In the next row, we are going to practice double crocheting in the back loop only. Or BL is how it's abbreviated in crochet terms. You're going to chain 3, 1, 2, 3. Turn your work over. This time, instead of double crocheting through the entire stage, we are only going to double crochet in the back loop. So the anatomy of this stage goes as follows. This is the post of the stitch. This is the front loop. In the back loop. Yarn over, insert your hook through the back loop. Only. Yarn over. Pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops. You're going to repeat that and the next stitch yarn over, insert your hook through the back loop. Only. Yarn over, pull up your loop. Yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through to continue that all the way across. Or getting in the back loop only. And working in the back loop only is going to create a ribbed, more knit look, which I think will look awesome in our infinity scarf. So it's amazing how a little change of just crocheting through the back loop only creates a totally new effect. So once you learn the basic crochet stitches, little modifications here and there and combinations. Make your creativity options pretty much limitless. It's so fun to play around with different yarns, different stitches to come up with completely different looks. Now in the final stage, which is our chain 3 from the previous row, we're just going to find the top of the chain three stickier hook in there, yarn over, pull up, yarn over two, yarn over, pull through two. And as before, chain up 3123. Turn your work over, yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop only of the second stitch because the first stitch, the chain three counts as our first stitch. So our chain 3 is here, 1, 2, 3. There's our first stitch. We're going in here. In the back loop. Only. Yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through to repeat that. And I will meet you at the end of this row. I have finished my second row of back loop, only double crochet. And you can see there's a little more texture in the stitch. So these first three rows were just plain double crochet. Then the top two rows are the double crochet in the back loop only. So you can see there's more of a pop with the texture. And this will give you a ribbed look. What shall be so pretty for your infinity scarf. Feel free to keep practicing until you get your stitches consistent or gauge consistent. But if you are ready to start your scarf, join me in the next video.