Stitchopedia ~ Foundation Crochet Stitches from Jessie At Home

Foundation crochet stitches are a great alternative to starting your work with chains and then working into those chains. Foundation crochet stitches create the chain and the first row all at once. This makes a long starting row much easier, and it also is a stretchier alternative. This tutorial will explain how to make the foundation single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet, all with written instructions, photos, and videos.

Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)

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This video will show you the fsc:

Written instructions with photos:

Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook (this is the first chain you made), yo, pull through ch (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through both loops on hook (first fsc made) * insert hook in both loops of the ch made in last st, pull through ch (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through both loops on hook, repeat from * to desired length.

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Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc)

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This video will show you the fhdc:

Written instructions with photos:

Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook (this is the first chain you made), yo, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook (first fhdc made) *yo, insert hook in both loops of the ch made in last st, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook, repeat from * to desired length

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Stitchopedia-Foundation-Half-Double-Crochet-Second-Stitch

Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)

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This video will show you the fdc:

Written instructions with photos:

Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook (this is the first chain you made), yo, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook) yo, pull through both loops on hook (first fdc made) *yo, insert hook in both loops of the ch made in last st, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook) yo, pull through both loops on hook, repeat from * to desired length.

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8 Comments

8 Comments on Stitchopedia ~ Foundation Crochet: FSC, FHDC, FDC

  1. I am returning to 5 to 6 days of steady chemo infusion on September 2. Mom was a crocheter and I have tons of her needles. Bc I will be unable to do much, I would love to start a blanket but I haven’t crocheted in over 30 years. Do u know of anyone who gives classes in the Staten Island, NY area?

    • I’m sorry, but I do not. You might want to ask on Facebook. You can also learn a lot on YouTube. If you look at my menu tab at the top of this blog, you can click on “learn to crochet” and find some of my videos listed in order for someone who is just learning (or relearning) to crochet. From there you can make a popular classic blanket pattern that is just one row of sc, then one row of dc, and repeat. Quite basic and not a lot to think about if you aren’t feeling great.

      My best wishes for healing to you. <3

  2. Example: fhdc 66 – Does the chain 3 count as the first stitch, then add 65 more fhdc? Or would you add 64 more fhdc and do a regular hdc in the last chain made? Thank you!

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