How to Crochet: Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 48 Comments
|Who doesn’t love chainless foundations? I, for one, hate crocheting hundreds of chains at the beginning of projects. I love crocheting, and doing math, but for some reason I hate counting those chains (anyone with me here?).|
This tutorial shows you how to do the foundation double crochet (fdc) step by step. As with all other tutorials here at Crochet Spot, mousing over the images shows the photos for the left-handed tutorial.
Yarn over, insert hook into 4th chain from hook (the first chain made).
Yarn over, pull up a loop–a total of three loops on hook.
Yarn over, pull through first loop (one chain made).
From this point, we’ll complete the stitch like a normal double crochet (dc) stitch. Yarn over, pull through two loops.
Yarn over, pull through two loops. Congratulations, you just made one fdc!
Yarn over, insert hook into chain one made in first fdc.
Yarn over, pull up yarn–a total of 3 loops on hook.
Yarn over, pull through one loop–chain one made.
(Yarn over, pull through two loops) twice. Second fdc made!
Continue working like so until you reach the required number of base dc stitches for your project. One pattern you can use this technique for is my Royal Scarf (for the first row, make 217 fdc).
I hope that was helpful! Let me know if you need anything by leaving a comment below.