Foundation Crochet Stitches 

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Hello friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to the first installment of Weekend Crochet – Tips & Tricks! Today I will share one of my favorite methods that I have learned as a Crochet Artist. Foundation Crochet Stitches!

I will be sharing a both a written description and a video tutorial for each of the Foundation Crochet Stitches. Included are Foundation Single (fsc), Half Double (fhdc), and Double Crochet (fdc) methods.

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The Foundation Crochet Stitches are a great technique to add a bit more stretch to your work than a traditional chain offers. I love to use Foundation Crochet to when making hats, mittens, and crochet crowns to name a few! I highly recommend the Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc) method for the first round of my Basic Crochet Crown and Crochet Dinosaur Crown Patterns!

   

 

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Without further ado, here are the tutorials! 

 

 

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 FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET:

STEP 1: Ch 2, insert hook in 1st ch, yo, and pull up a loop (should be 2 loops on hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through both loops on hook. 1 st.

STEP 2: turn left side of your work toward you and you will see what looks like the top two loops of a stitch (this is your “foundation chain”), this is where you will now insert your hook, yo, and pull up a loop (there are now 2 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through both loops on hook. 2 st.

STEP 3: insert hook into the next “stitch” on the left side of your work, yo, and pull up a loop (there are now 2 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through both loops on hook. 3 st.

STEP 4: Repeat Step 3 until you have completed the number of stitches called for in your beginning chain. Follow the pattern directions from here, keeping in mind you have completed both the beginning chain and first row of stitches!

 

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FOUNDATION HALF DOUBLE CROCHET:

STEP 1: Ch 2, yo, insert hook in 1st ch, yo again, and pull up a loop (should be 3 loops on hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 1 st.

STEP 2: yo, turn left side of your work toward you and you will see what looks like the top two loops of a stitch (this is your “foundation chain”), this is where you will now insert your hook, yo again, and pull up a loop (there are now 3 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 2 st.

STEP 3: yo, insert hook into the next “stitch” on the left side of your work, yo again, and pull up a loop (there are now 3 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 3 st.

STEP 4: Repeat Step 3 until you have completed the number of stitches called for in your beginning chain. Follow the pattern directions from here, keeping in mind you have completed both the beginning chain and first row of stitches!

 

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FOUNDATION DOUBLE CROCHET:

STEP 1: Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 1st ch, yo again, and pull up a loop (should be 3 loops on hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. 1 st.

STEP 2: yo, turn left side of your work toward you and you will see what looks like the top two loops of a stitch (this is your “foundation chain”), this is where you will now insert your hook, yo again, and pull up a loop (there are now 3 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. 2 st.

STEP 3: yo, insert hook into the next “stitch” on the left side of your work, yo again, and pull up a loop (there are now 3 loops on your hook), yo again and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo again and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo again and pull through last 2 loops on hook. 3 st.

STEP 4: Repeat Step 3 until you have completed the number of stitches called for in your beginning chain. Follow the pattern directions from here, keeping in mind you have completed both the beginning chain and first row of stitches!

That’s it! Aren’t those Foundation Crochet Stitches easy (with a bit of practice!) and fun! I just love these techniques and would love to see what you create! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please like, comment, share, and subscribe if you found this post valuable and would like to see more tips, tricks & free patterns!! 

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