Learn how to crochet the Chainless Starting DC (double crochet) stitch (csdc) with this 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.
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
To begin pull up a tall loop to the height or just slightly shorter than a standard double crochet:
Swing your crochet hook behind the tall loop you just made. Hold both loops securely with finger:
Insert hook into same stitch (base of tall loop):
yarn over and pull up a loop
yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook continue to hold 1st loop firmly (2 loops remaining)
yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. Chainless Standing Double Crochet made: