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Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) Tutorial



When you work with a large project, having a long chain is... how can I say this? ANNOYING? Working a chainless foundation half double crochet is a great alternative. You can do this with double crochets and single crochets as well. See links below!

Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial

Foundation Double Crochet Tutorial

Not only is this a great alternative, the finished product has a better stretch so this is great for my beanies! The Johnson Slouch Beanie uses the FHDC to start on the brim (photo above).

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 | In the video, I'm using a handmade double ended hook from Heart Sprinkle

  • Yarn Needle

  • Scissor


Abbreviations:

ch - Chain

st(s) - Stitch(es)

yo - yarn over

hdc - half double crochet


Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) Pattern:

Step 1: Ch2, 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 3 loops on hook (this creates the hdc 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 3 loops on hook (hdc st)

Repeat Steps 4-6 for as many hdc sts as needed.

To start working in the round:

Sl st to first hdc st to join careful not to twist sts. Use tail to sew bottom end.


HAPPY HOOKING!

Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) Tutorial (available soon!)


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