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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!

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

  • Yarn Needle

  • Scissor


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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