Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial (csdc)

Apr 17, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet the Chainless Starting DC (double crochet) stitch (csdc) with this tutorial!

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

I am always looking for ways to improve the look of my finished crochet projects and there are so many different tips and tricks out there to do this. The Chainless Starting Double Crochet Stitch has been a game changer for me!

This tutorial is the first stitch tutorial for my Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL which begins on April 27, 2020. Last year I released the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket and although I was very happy with the look of my finished blanket I was a little unsatisfied with those chain 3s at the beginning of rows. They just don’t look or act like a standard double crochet and there ended up being some noticeable gaps on the ends of some of the rows.

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

So, when I went to work on the Spring Rhapsody Blanket I decided to do some research on how to improve the look of those ch 3s and found a tutorial by Moogly for a Chainless Starting Double Crochet – and I will never go back to the ch 3 at the beginning of a row!

I am not going to lie – it took me a little bit of practice to figure it out even with her excellent video – but I practiced it until I perfected it. I did get a little frustrated with it at the beginning but I am so happy I stuck with it. So, if at first it seems confusing and a little frustrating just hang in there, practice and trust me you will love the end product.

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Chainless Starting Double Crochet Photo Tutorial

Supplies shown:

Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! #4 yarn (works with any yarn)

Size 7 (4.5 mm) Clover Crochet Hook

To begin pull up a tall loop to the height or just slightly shorter than a standard double crochet:

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

Swing your crochet hook behind the tall loop you just made. Hold both loops securely with finger:

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

Insert hook into same stitch (base of tall loop):

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

yarn over and pull up a loop

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook continue to hold 1st loop firmly (2 loops remaining)

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. Chainless Standing Double Crochet made:

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial
Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial
Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here is where you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Geraldine Wodicka

    I love the way that stitch looks – thanks Tonya for the video ! Got my yarn today & downloaded the pattern ! Can’t wait to start the spring blanket .

    • Tonya Bush

      So thrilled you like it Geraldine! So happy to have you – happy crocheting! ❤️🌸