In this tutorial I’ll show you how to work a double crochet bind-off. As you know, there are many ways to bind off knitted fabric, which one to choose depends greatly on various factors. Take the amount of stretch in the bind-off itself, for example. The Russian bind-off is wonderful for lace shawls that are blocked to the max, but is less suitable for projects that need more structure at the bind-off edge. For that an i-cord bind-off may be more suitable. Another thing to take into account is the way it looks, does it match the cast-on used?
The double crochet bind-off is reasonably flexible and, due to its taller height when compared with other bind-offs, a pretty good match with the German twisted cast-on. Let’s take a look at how it’s worked!
Yarn: * Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn. Pictured here in the color 155 Vintage Pink.
Needles: * KnitPro Zing Fixed Circular Needles. In this tutorial, I used the 4 mm (US 6) size with a cable length of 80 cm (32 inches).
A crochet hook in the same size or slightly smaller than your knitting needles. For example this * Pony Aluminum Crochet Hook in size 4 mm.
Working a double crochet bind-off step by step
- First, insert your crochet hook into the first stitch on the needle knit wise.
- Next, wrap the yarn around the hook….
- …and pull it through the stitch on the needle.
- Next, remove the stitch and let it drop from the needle.
- Repeat steps 1-4 once.
Now you have 2 loops on your crochet hook.
- Now wrap your yarn around the crochet hook…
This is the start of the “double crochet” part of this bind-off.
- …and pull the wrapped yarn through both loops that are on the hook.
- Repeat steps 5 to 7 until all stitches are bound off.
This is how it looks:
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