You probably learned to start your row of double crochet stitches with 2 chain stitches to create the first stitch. So yeah, that works, it’s fine, it gets the job done. But I find that it leaves my lumpy, unsightly edges along the sides.
But what if i told you that one tiny tip could give you perfectly straight edges? You don’t need to learn any fancy new techniques, just the one modification to your dc routine.
Interested eh? Okay, I’ll spill.
How to double crochet edges evenly
1. Start your new row of dc by single crocheting into the very first stitch. Usually you skip that first stitch and dc into the second. No. I repeat, single crochet into the first stitch.
2. Then chain 1. Hurray! this is your first double crochet stitch.
That’s basically it. If you just do that simple step, things are already turning around for you and your double crochet rows. But I do have another tip to raise the bar even higher.
3. To make things even better, when you come to the last stitch, instead of double crocheting right over the chain, I like to make sure I stitch right into the middle of it. The same way you would stitch into your starting chain.
After a few more rows following those two tips, you should be able to see the difference.
This is the only way that I double crochet my rows. And I hope that I have bestowed some crochet wisdom upon you today.
Go forth and double crochet some rows more evenly!