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Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) Tutorial



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!

Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial

Foundation Half Double Crochet Tutorial

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!


Materials:

  • Any weight yarn | I'll be using Super Bulky by Lion Brand, Hometown USA

  • Use whatever size hook is recommended with your yarn size

  • Yarn Needle

  • Scissor


Abbreviations:

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.


HAPPY HOOKING!

Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) Stitch Tutorial


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