07 Jun

tutorial: foundation double crochet (fdc)

In earlier tutorials I have already shown you how to start your crochet without a starting chain, using either foundation single crochet (fsc) or foundation half double crochet (fhdc).

In this tutorial the final part in the series: how to work a foundation double crochet or fdc.
In a pattern you may find the following instruction for fhdc:

Foundation double crochet: make a slip knot and place onto hook, ch 3, yo and insert hook into both lps of the third st from hook, yo and draw through st, ch 1, yo and draw through first 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through last 2 lps on hook, *yo, insert hook in ch part of previous st, yo and draw through st, ch 1, yo and draw through first 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through last 2 lps on hook; rep from *.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) step by step

1. Make a slip knot and chain 3.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

2. Yarn over and insert the hook from right to left under the top strands of the third chain from the hook.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

 

3. Yarn over and draw through the top strands as indicated above.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

4. Chain one stitch, make sure to make this one not too tight, because here you create the “chain” part of your foundation row.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

5. Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on your hook.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

6. Yarn over and draw through the remaining two loops on your hook. This completes the first stitch in your foundation double crochet.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

7. Insert the hook in the chain part of the previous stitch, as indicated by the arrow in the picture above. This can be a tad hard to make out. Yarn over and draw through both strands of the stitch.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

8. Chain one stitch, again making sure not to make this one too tight.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

9. Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on your hook.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

10. Yarn over and draw through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

 

Repeat steps 7-10 as often as needed! And this is what your foundation double crochet (fdc) should look like:

Working foundation double crochet (fdc) - a tutorial by La Visch Designs

You may also like

Share and enjoy!
FacebooktwitterpinteresttumblrFacebooktwitterpinteresttumblr