When you work with a large project, having a long chain is... how can I say this? ANNOYING? Working a chainless foundation single crochet is a great alternative. You can do this with half double crochets and double crochets as well. See links below!
Not only is this a great alternative, the finished product has a better stretch so this is 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 | In the video, I'm using a handmade double ended hook from Heart Sprinkle
ch - Chain
st(s) - Stitch(es)
yo - yarn over
sc - single crochet
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) Pattern:
Step 1: Ch2, 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 on hook (this creates the sc st)
Step 4: 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 on hook (sc st)
Repeat Steps 4-6 for as many sc sts as needed.
To start working in the round:
Sl st to first sc st to join careful not to twist sts. Use tail to sew bottom end.
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) Stitch Tutorial
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