Master Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc)
This type of stitch is called the foundation double crochet stitch, or the Fdc crochet stitch. You can use our foundation double crochet instructions to master this technique so that you can create clean, even stitches in a wide range of crocheting projects. This method is particularly ideal for projects with a long foundation row and brings a great-looking finish compared with the traditional foundation chain.
How to Do Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc):
- Chain 3. Yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) (Figure 1).
- Yarn over and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made—shaded) (Figure 2).
- Yarn over and draw through 2 loops—Figure 3.
- 2 times—1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom (Figure 4).
- *Yarn over, insert hook under the 2 loops of the chain at the bottom of the stitch just made, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) (Figure 5).
- Yarn over and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 2 times (Figure 6).
- Repeat from the *.
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You can also find instructions in Interweave's glossary for similar techniques including: