Double Chain Cast On

This cast on provides a similar look to an I-Cord Cast On but stitches are cast onto the needle using a crochet hook.

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Step 1: Make a slip knot and place it on the left-hand needle. This is only used to anchor the yarn – it is not counted as a stitch and will be removed later.

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Step 2: Place crochet hook behind the needle, hook facing the front, to the right of the slip knot.

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Step 3a: Take the yarn behind the crochet hook…

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Step 3b: …bring yarn up and over the needle then…

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Step 3c: …around the needle to the back and…

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Step 3d: …over in front of the crochet hook so the crochet hook can catch the yarn.

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Step 4: Catching yarn, pull crochet hook through to front (between the slip knot and new loop formed on needle).

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Step 5: Bring crochet hook to back of needle by swinging the tip of the hook to the right and under the needle. Do not catch the yarn during this maneuver.

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Step 6a: Take the yarn behind the crochet hook, bring it up and over the front of the needle then…

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Step 6b: …around the needle to the back and over the front of the crochet hook allowing the crochet hook to catch the yarn.

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Step 7: Catching yarn, pull crochet hook through to front and through loop on crochet hook.

Rep steps 5 – 7 until correct number of stitches has been cast on. Slip loop from crochet hook onto tip of needle. This temporarily gives 1 more stitch than desired but once the slip knot is removed as the first row is worked, the stitch count will be correct.

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