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Seamless Crochet Stitch Combination;

Great stitch from Naztazia Crochet by Donna Wolfe This stitch combination is so great that you will definitely be seeing it in a few of my patterns. 

Donna Wolfe does a stitch combination that gives you a nearly perfect beginning Dc stitch, giving you nearly seamless join, and straight edges on rows.

 Watermelon Doilies below, one made with the old Ch 3 method, and the other with the new 2 Sc method (BegDc). Can you tell the difference?  

The old method wasn't that bad in the first place, but this new stitch definitely has it beat. If you notice, it is even straighter than the Ch 3 method!


Of the 2 Watermelon Doilies, the new BegDc join is the one on the right ;)

This new favorite, simple combination of stitches keeps your edge straight, seamless, and makes crocheting into sides easier. 

Once you use the new stitch combination, you may want to apply it to all your crochet projects that use Hdc, Dc, or Tr to begin a rnd or row.

There are a lot of different methods I've tried, and some work better than others. Donna Wolfe, in my opinion, has come up with the best solution. Its elegant simplicity, function, and ease, give it an A+ in my book.  This stitch combination works for Dc as well as Hdc.  Donna uses other methods for Hdc and Htr, but I find her method to work great as;

2 Sc = Dc or Hdc

3 Sc = Htr or Tr

I like to refer to this stitch as  2Sc/Hdc or 2Sc/Dc in my patterns to reduce repetition. 

But I would bet it is called BegDc, or is this what is refer to as standing Dc? πŸ€” 

(Not a standing Dc, though, that seems to work just as well. Find how to do a standing Dc on Moogly's Blog)

(May 11, 2024, Okay, so I take it back and will be using Beg Dc, Beg Hdc in my patterns. This just looks better, and sounds familiar πŸ€” . Sorry for any inconvenience.)

To do;

Do not ch 1,  Sc into the top of last stitch, ScFlo of sc just made, and you have just made the best ever beginning stitch for Dc. When working into this stitch on next rnd/row, crochet into the top sc.  So elegantly simple.

1) Sc in top of stitch


2) ScFlo in sc just made


Done! = Hdc or Dc


To use for Tr, just add another ScFlo to the above steps. 

3Sc/Tr = Sc in stitch, ScFlo, ScFlo = Tr




Visit Youtube to see Donna explaining her cool stitch combo.

Visit Etsy for  Watermelon Doilies pattern.

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Best wishes, and happy crocheting!


Crochet Join with Single Crochet

There are a few new to me stitches that I have been using lately that have me blown away at their ease and effectiveness.

One of these new stitches is the BegSc or Sc Join. I will post how to do it, in case it is new to others as well. If you know this stitch, and/or what it is called in patterns, please share. Some of you may have already been doing this for years, others, like me may have never heard of joining with NO Slip Stitch, with exception of the no knot join, also fairly new to me.

To do BegSc/ScJoin, you start like you are doing a Sl st, with a loop knotted on your hook, insert hook where you want to attach it, YO, pull thru 2 loops on the hook = Sc made, with no slip stitch.  Note that it helps to keep the yarn loops loose a little to pull thru, as well as holding the tail, and after you have made your stitch, you can pull it tighter, as needed.

From now on, when I am able, I just make the BegSc, no slip stitch. This BegSc works just doing your Sc, which can be your stitch, or the Sc can be expanded to make a Hdc, Dc, Tr, and works very nicely with the Naztazia's BegDc/Tr beginning stitch, previously mentioned here on Doily Designs.

Wow, so simple. How did I not think of or find this sooner?   I guess sometimes we can get stuck in our ways and believe that they are the only ways. πŸ˜‚  

I have attempted to make you guys a video with the BegSc. Hopefully with practice the videos will get better. πŸ˜…

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Best wishes, and happy crocheting!

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