double? single?


This is what I have so far for my crochet project. Turns out increasing and decreasing are pretty easy in crochet. I think I can get the shape right. What I can’t figure out is what the stitches are in the different sections. I have single crochet for the center section and then double crochet in a bigger hook size for the side section. But mine still look so similar to each other. They look very different in the photo. Any crocheters out there that can tell if I’m on the right track?


I should be working on a kitty in a dress for the Month of Softies. I’m so easily distracted. I did do a little outfit research last night. Found this great site about Betsy McCall paperdolls. Lots of good dresses for inspiration! I’m really liking this blue dress from Christmas 1962.

7 thoughts on “double? single?

  1. Laural says:

    I have an old book with a whole bunch of crochet stitches, and you could definitely use one of those, but I can’t really tell which one exactly from the picture above.
    There are some different kinds of stitches here It looks like it might be a crossed double crochet in my book. I could scan the image and instructions for you, if you like.

  2. Pam says:

    i’m almost sure that the center is single crochet, but the sides i think are done in either a shell stitch or maybe a popcorn stitch done with a small hook, you may want to experiment and see what looks best, as long as you can tell a visual difference betwo the two stitches you should be fine, good luck! i can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. Lisa says:

    Your crocheting looks right on target. single on the left, double on the right…. right? (correct? 😉 )
    the double just makes a slightly longer/taller stich!
    good luck crocheting – I think you’ll find it’s easier (in a way) than knitting – which I am trying to “re-learn”
    BTW – I have loved reading your blog for ages now and have meant to email to tell you so…. you are so inspiring – parent & amazing crafster…. sigh…. I’m not sure how you consistenlty get so much done. do you have an extra pair of hands that you aren’t telling us about?

  4. Nina says:

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog–I happened upon it a week or so ago and have added it to my daily obsessive-knit-reading links.
    The middle panel certainly looks like single crochet, but done very tightly with a small needle maybe? That might explain why it’s such a dense fabric.

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