17 Sep Stacked Single Crochet Stitch
Are the edges of your crochet wavy? Are there gaps from turning chains along the sides?
- Keeping perfectly straight edges in double crochet is not only possible but extremely easy with this little trick!
- Learn how to crochet the Stacked Single Crochet (abbreviated STSC)!
STACKED SINGLE CROCHET STITCH
When working in double crochet, there are mainly two ways in which you can start a new row:
- Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), working the first double crochet in the first stitch, the edges of your crochet fabric are wavy.
- Chain 3 or 2 (counts as first stitch), working the first double crochet in the next stitch, every row will have a little gap at the beginning, because the initial 3 turning chains are not as thick as one regular double crochet.
This is when the Stacked Single Crochet becomes a great new stitch to learn! The idea is to imitate the look of a double crochet appearing in the row.
- There are not unsightly gaps at the beginning of the rows!
- It creates a nice clean edge along your work. This is especially helpful if you need to add a border to your project.
HOW TO CROCHET A STACKED SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (STSC)
STEP 01. DO NOT chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first stitch, and make a single crochet
STEP 02: Insert your hook into the vertical bar below,
STEP 03: YO and pull up a loop.
STEP 04: YO and pull through both loops on the hook.
Now the STCS is complete.
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