Learn how to foundation single crochet (Fsc) successfully in this step-by-step photo and VIDEO tutorial below. This chainless single crochet foundation technique will help you save time and create the foundation row and the first row of single crochet at the same time.
What is a foundation single crochet?
Learning how to do the foundation single crochet (Fsc) is one of the best crochet technique that you can learn as a crocheter. It’s my absolute favourite way to begin a crochet project – a chainless way!
This is a technique of starting a crochet project that creates the foundation chains and the first row of single crochet at the same time. WOW!
We can also called this method as the chainless single crochet foundation. Why?
Because you are not working a starting chain and then single crochet stitches for the first row into that chain foundation. Instead, you will create each chain and the corresponding single crochet stitch on top of it simultaneously.
Why crocheters love the chainless single crochet foundation?
There are so many reasons to love the foundation single crochet!
- It’s perfect for projects that start with a long foundation row, like crochet blankets and afghans, rugs, table runners, pillows or scarfs.
- No more missing stitches! You can add or take away extra stitches if needed, the stitch count is always correct.
- It has the same tension as the rest of the project.
- The edge of your project is neat and straight.
- This chainless single crochet foundation technique is perfect for projects that need a flexible edge, for example crochet clothing.
FREEE CROCHET PATTERNS THAT USE FSC
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 single crochet stitch.
To learn how to Fsc, watch the step-by-step video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions.
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- Start with a slip knot and chain 2.
2. Insert your hook in the second chain from hook.
3. Yarn over and pull a stitch through. You should have now 2 loops on the hook.
4. Yarn over and pull a stitch through the first loop only – you should have still two loops on your hook. You have now created the chain part of Fsc – mark this chain if needed, because this is the stitch where you will insert your hook starting the next foundation single crochet.
5. Next, yarn over again and pull through both of the loops on your hook to make a single crochet. You should have only one loop on your hook. This completes your first single crochet.
6. To make the next Fsc, insert your hook into the chain part of the previous stitch (refer to point 2) – between the chain and the single crochet. There should be two strands on the left of the hook and one loop on the right of the hook.
7. Yarn over and pull a stitch through. You should have now 2 loops on the hook.
8. Yarn over and pull a stitch through the first loop only – you should have still two loops on your hook.
9. Next, yarn over again and pull through both of the loops on your hook to make a single crochet. You should have only one loop on your hook. This completes your next single crochet.
To make the next foundation single crochet, insert your hook into the chain part of the previous stitch and repeat instruction from steps 3- 5.
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