The stacked single crochet stitch (abbreviation: STSC) is an alternative to the starting chain when working in double crochet. It eliminates any gaps when working in rows and gives a neater seam when working in the round.
As the name implies, it’s basically two single crochet stitches stacked on top of each other giving you the height of a double crochet.
Do not chain.
Make 1 single crochet in the first stitch.
Insert hook into the left vertical bar of the single crochet that you just made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Complete the single crochet as normal.
You’ve completed a stacked single crochet. Continue to double crochet as normal.
Whether you’re turning or joining make sure to work into both loops of the stacked single crochet stitch.
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