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How To Stacked Single Crochet Stitch (STSC)

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Replace first dc and chains with a stacked sc

About The Stacked Single Crochet Stitch

Who wants straighter edges? I know you just raised your hand. 

The Stacked Single Crochet Stitch (abbreviated STSC) is a great substitute at the beginning of double crochet (dc) rows. 

Forget about that chain 3 at the beginning of the row. Throw it out for something better. 

And as a super bonus, it looks lovely and clean when you are seaming two panels of crochet together or creating a border. 

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What if I need to decrease at the beginning of a row?

I’ve got you! I’m not going to leave you hanging. It is totally easy and possible to still use the stacked single crochet stitch with decreases. 

Below I have video examples and instructions on how to Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog) and Double Crochet Three Together (dc3tog) at the beginning of a row. 

So stop using a chain 3 at the beginning of crochet rows. Read below and watch the video to substitute with a stacked sc instead!

About The Hook

In the videos below I am using the Furls Odyssey Blue Hook. And you get your very own by clicking on my affiliate link >>HERE<<

How to Crochet a Stacked Single Crochet Stitch

Step 1:

DO NOT chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

Step 2:

Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (this will now look similar to a single crochet stitch, but we aren’t done yet)

Step 3:

Insert your hook into the vertical bar below, yarn over, and pull up a loop. 

Step 4:

Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. Now the Stacked Single Crochet Stitch is complete. 

Tip: Mark this stitch with a stitch marker so you know which stitch is your first stitch in the row. 

Stacked Single Crochet Stitch (STSC) Video:

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How to Dc2tog using the (STSC)

Step 1:

DO NOT chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

Step 2:

Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (this will now look similar to a single crochet stitch, but we aren’t done yet)

Step 3:

Insert your hook into the verticle bar below, yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Step 4:

Yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook.

Step 5:

 Yarn over and pull through the remaining three loops on the hook.

Now the Dc2tog using the Stacked Single Crochet Stitch is complete.

Tip: Mark this stitch with a stitch marker so you know which stitch is your first stitch in the row.

Dc2tog as a Stacked Single Crochet Stitch Video:

Substitute a DC decrease edge with a Stacked DC2tog for straighter edges with clean lines.

Stacked Single crochet stitch

How to Dc3tog using the (STSC)

Step 1:

DO NOT chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

Step 2:

Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (this will now look similar to a single crochet stitch, but we aren’t done yet).

Step 3:

Insert your hook into the verticle bar below, yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Step 4:

Yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook.

Step 5:

Yarn over and insert your hook into the third stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook.

Step 6:

Yarn over and pull through the remaining four loops on the hook.

Now the Dc3tog using the Stacked Single Crochet Stitch is complete.

Tip: Mark this stitch with a stitch marker so you know which stitch is your first stitch in the row.

Dc3tog as a Stacked Single Crochet Stitch Video:

Substitute a DC decrease edge with a Stacked Dc3tog for straighter edges with clean lines.

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Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi Briana! I can't see the videos. I think the videos got replaced with furls crochet hook pictures accidentally somehow. When I click on them I get redirected to their website. Where can I see the videos? Thank you, and please take care! :)

Briana Kepner

Friday 9th of October 2020

I just checked the site and I see the video's embedded, however, an ad might play before the video starts.

Julie

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

One of the most useful and clear tutorials I've ever seen about crochet. Where has this been all my life? Excellent. Thank you so much.

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