Knitting & Crocheting Glossary: D
decrease; dec: Removing stitches from a crocheted or knitted row to create a piece with sophisticated shaping; abbreviated dec.
double crochet; dc: One of the most common crochet stitches, it's about twice as tall as a single crochet; abbreviated dc. Compare with single crochet.
double decrease; dbl dec: Decreasing 2 stitches at the same time; abbreviated dbl dec.
double increase; dbl inc: Increasing 2 stitch in the same place; abbreviated dbl inc.
double space: A long space in filet crochet that crosses over the two blocks or spaces, or the one lacet, below it.
double triple crochet; dtr: A tall crochet stitch that creates a loose and holey fabric.
double-pointed needle; dpn: Knitting needle that has a point at each end.
drape: How a knitted or crocheted fabric falls, including how much movement the fabric allows.
drawing up the loops: Adding loops to your crochet hook by crocheting a row onto a foundation chain.
dropped stitch: A knit stitch or purl stitch that has fallen off the knitting needle, leaving that stitch unworked.
duplicate stitch; Swiss darning: A simple way of adding an additional color to your knitting without actually knitting with that color; instead, you embroider the additional color on the fabric, mimicking the stitch it covers.
dye lot: The batch of dye with which a certain yarn was colored.