I used the FDC stitch to start my Granny Infinity Scarf because I had to create a large circumference which meant I would have to chain waaaaay too many stitches. When you work with a large project like that, having a long chain is... how can I say this? ANNOYING? Working a chainless foundation double crochet is a great alternative. You can do this with half double crochets and single crochets as well. See links below!
Not only is this a great alternative, the finished product has a better stretch so this is also great for my beanies!
Gather your materials and let's get started!
Any weight yarn | I'll be using Super Bulky by Lion Brand, Hometown USA
Use whatever size hook is recommended with your yarn size
ch - Chain
st(s) - Stitch(es)
yo - yarn over
dc - single crochet
Foundation Double Crochet (FSC) Pattern:
Step 1: Ch3, yo, insert hook into first ch, pull up a loop,
Step 2: yo, pull through 1 loop (this creates the foundation ch),
Step 3: yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops (this creates the dc st)
Step 4: yo, insert hook into the foundation ch st, pull up a loop
Step 5: yo, pull through 1 loop (foundation st)
Step 6: yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops (dc st)
Repeat Steps 4-6 for as many dc sts as needed.
To start working in the round:
Sl st to first dc st to join careful not to twist sts. Use tail to sew bottom end.
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) Stitch Tutorial
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