Learn how to Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc) with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Master this versatile crochet technique and create beautiful projects effortlessly.
Getting Started with Foundation Double Crochet
Are you ready to explore the world of crochet in a whole new way?
In this guide, I’ll show you how to foundation double crochet (Fdc) – a game-changing technique that will take your crochet skills to the next level.
Foundation double crochet, often abbreviated as Fdc, is a fantastic method that combines the foundation chain and the first row of double crochet stitches.
It’s perfect for projects that require a long starting row, such as blankets, scarfs, or even garments.
Why Foundation Double Crochet is a Crocheter’s Best Friend
Why should you fall in love with the foundation double crochet technique? Here are some compelling reasons:
- Flexibility: Just like foundation single crochet, Fdc allows you to adjust stitch counts easily, ensuring your projects always turn out just right.
- Consistent Tension: Your Fdc rows will have the same tension as the rest of your project, creating a polished and professional look.
- Straight Edges: Bid farewell to wonky edges! Fdc produces neat and straight edges that enhance the overall appearance of your work.
- Versatility: Whether you’re making cozy blankets or stylish clothing, foundation double crochet is the perfect choice for any project requiring a flexible edge.
Once you practice a bit this crochet method, you will never start your crochet project in the old way. Below I have written instructions and a step-by-step picture and VIDEO tutorial to show you how to work the foundation double crochet stitch.
To learn how to Fdc, watch the step-by-step video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions.
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1.Start with a slip knot and chain 4.
2. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from hook.
3. Yarn over and pull a stitch through. You should have now 3 loops on the hook.
4. Yarn over and pull a stitch through the first loop only – you should have still three loops on your hook. You have now created the chain part of Fdc – mark this chain if needed, because this is the stitch where you will insert your hook starting the next foundation double crochet.
5. Next, yarn over again and pull through two loops. You should have now 2 loops on the hook.
6. Yarn over again and pull through both of loops. This completes your first double crochet.
7. To make the next Fdc, insert your hook into the chain part of the previous stitch (refer to point 4) – between the chain and the double crochet. There should be two strands on the left of the hook and twoloop on the right of the hook.
8. Yarn over and pull a stitch through. You should have now 3 loops on the hook.
9. Yarn over and pull a stitch through the first loop only – you should have still three loops on your hook.
10. Next, yarn over again and pull through two loops. You should have now 2 loops on the hook.
11. Yarn over again and pull through both of loops. This completes your next double crochet.
To make the next foundation double crochet, insert your hook into the chain part of the previous stitch and repeat instruction from steps 3 – 6.
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