Friday, December 30, 2011

How to do a Foundation Double Crochet Stitch!

So I bought a pattern a while back and it taught me how to do a Foundation Double Crochet Stitch!  I was AMAZED!  I have been crocheting for about 22 years and had never heard about this stitch!  I have been trying to integrate this stitch into the patterns that I have been working on creating!  I think it is an amazing idea!  Not only does it remove that bunched up bottom of the project where the chain is, it also eliminates making two separate rows and creates them all in one!

It is AWESOME!!  Seriously amazing!  I know I am a dork but I am totally excited about this! <3


Basically what you do is create a chain stitch at the beginning of each stitch... I know that sounds confusing, but let me lay it out in words AND photographs!

 So here is step 1, chain 3 - Pretty easy so far, right?!?

Step 2 - yo, slip hook into 1st chain, yo and pull through!


Step 3 - Chain 1

Step 4 - Yo, pull through 2 loops


Step 5 - Yo, pull through last two remaining loops
Are you still with me?  At this point you have made your VERY FIRST FDC stitch! <3  Great job!
Now I will show how to attach the next... Once you have this down I am telling you that you will LOVE doing it!

Second Stitch - Yo, insert hook into the chain that you
created when you made the first stitch, yo, pull through!

And now you are going to finish it up just like a double
crochet, yo, and pull through the first two loops on the hook!
Now you will have this, next you yo, and pull
through the last two loops on the hook!





 That is it!  You can do it with ANY of the regular stitches!  I have found that working with a single crochet you start with a chain 2, half double crochet would depend on how tall your stitches are, I generally use the same 2 start chain that I would for the single crochet!


YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS ON VIDEO HERE!
Please let me know what you think! <3

I am excited to see what you have created with the foundation stitches!

Teri

6 comments:

  1. Had a hard time figuring out exactly where the second stitch started at in the chain. After finally understanding and getting it figured out, this was a breeze! Can't wait to see how the rest of the pattern goes for me!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes it can be difficult to see at first... I still am much slower on the beginning and after that second stitch I am on my way! <3
      Teri

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  2. Love it and get it on the first try....

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  3. Can not understand what you are saying

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  4. italianaloca729@yahoo.comJanuary 16, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    I am so pleased that I learned this...it is definitely something new for me and I got all excited that I learned a new crochet technique...Thanks. I will be using this from now on!

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  5. Thanks so much. I have read other descriptions but yours is the most clear. Others also left out the part of doing a ch st after completing the dc. Others also said to insert hook under the two loops of the first ch which did not make sense to me. So again, MANY THANKS.

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