Never get a hole at the start of your Double Crochet Row again! Perfect straight edges on your double crochet projects. Plus, the stacked double crochet (which could also be called a stacked single crochet because you are stacking singles to make a double crochet) makes the edges have a nice V that you can crochet into for a border. Learn how to work the stacked double crochet with me in this video tutorial.
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Stacked Double Crochet
Most crochet patterns have you begin with a ch 3 at the start of a double crochet row and it counts as a stitch. But that leaves a funny looking stitch and hole at the start of the row.
Instead of beginning with a ch-3, do a stacked double crochet! It is worked very similarly to a single crochet but it is made in two parts. The result is a beautiful stitch that looks just like a dc and it has a nice “v” at the edge. You will get clean double crochet edge and a straight edge every time.
Bookmark this video so that you can watch it when you have your next double crochet pattern.
Double Crochet Projects
Want to try out this new skill that you learned? Try some of these great double crochet projects.
- Chevron Waves Lacy Wrap
- Granny Lace Crochet Cardigan
- Super Simple Shawl
- Super Simple Lucky Stripes Shawl
- One Ball Crochet Shawl
- Throw Me a Kiss Shawl
What I am Wearing
Wondering what pattern I was wearing in the video tutorial? It was my Super Simple Shawl.
The Free Crochet Pattern Super Simple Shawl uses a crochet crowd favorite small filet crochet mesh stitch combined with easy picot border. Made with the amazingly soft and ultra colorful Colorscapes yarn by Red Heart Yarns, this shawl is sure to become a favorite accessory either draped around the shoulders or around the neck like a shawlkerchief (my preferable way of wearing it ;-))
You can find the FREE pattern on my website by clicking this link: https://marlybird.com/free-crochet-patterns/super-simple-shawl/