As I've mentioned a few times, Contented Comfort was named with the idea it'd carry a variety of items designed to help our customers create a content and comfortable atmosphere in their homes: quality bath and body products, novels, and a variety of cosy blankets, quilts, house shoes, hats, etc. A couple of years later, the decision was made to focus heavily on fandom inspired items instead of more general fragrances and designs, and the original crochet and knit items fell by the wayside as the soaps and perfumes took off.
However, I've been wanting to get more into making crochet, knit, and sewn items in the past year, but I just haven't had much time to work on them. Then my eldest decided to come on board as my apprentice/assistant this year.
As I said in the last crochet tutorial, half double crochet is my favorite stitch, but double crochet runs a close second. It's a perfect stitch for when you want something super soft but don't mind having a relatively loose weave, and it's the foundation for many of the other "complex" stitches and patterns.
Today's tutorial assumes you already know how to make a slip knot, chain, and yarn over. If you haven't learned those techniques yet, please go to the first tutorial in this series first, where you will learn those as well as the single crochet stitch. You may also want to check out the half double lesson before continuing with this one.
If you have those stitches down, let's move on to double crochet.