Do the gaps between the turning chains and double crochets bother you? The stacked double crochet is one way to avoid those gaps and make beautiful edges! This step by step tutorial will show you how to do a stacked double crochet. It’s easy once you start doing it.
Stacked Double Crochet Stitch Step by Step Tutorial
View of a the end of row of double crochet. The crocheter is preparing to turn the work over and begin the next row.
Turn the work over. Do not make any turning chains.
Without making any turning chains, insert the hook into the first stitch in order to make a single crochet.
Finish the single crochet.
If you turn the work slightly, you will see the the strands of yarn on the side of the single crochet form a “V”. The red arrow in the photo is pointing at this “V”.
Insert the hook under the two strands of yarn that are forming the “V” in order to make another single crochet stitch.
Finish the single crochet stitch. This completes the stacked double crochet.
Continue the row. In this swatch, the crocheter has made a double crochet stitches in the next two stitches. when you look at the swatch, you can see that the stacked double crochet on the right hand side reduces the gap between the stitches.
For a project that uses this technique, check out the Daphne Shawl pattern. And, if you love crochet shawls, check out the Susan Shawl pattern or the Caramel Fudge Ripple Wrap pattern. For other crochet tutorials, check out my crochet tutorials page.