Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial

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Crochet Tutorial

Foundation Single Crochet Stitch

aka Chainless Foundation Row

Abbreviation: fsc

Work the first stitch like this:

Step 1: Chain two stitches.

Chain 2 @OombawkaDesign
Chain 2

Step 2: Insert your hook under the top two loops of the first chain stitch.

Insert Hook Under top 2 Loops @OombawkaDesign
Insert Hook Under Top 2 Loops of 1st Chain

Step 3: Yarn over the hook.

YOH @OombawkaDesign
Yarn Over Hook

Step 4: Pull up 1 loop. You now have 2 loops on your hook.

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Pull Up 1 Loop

Step 5: Yarn over the hook.

YOH 2 @OombawkaDesign
Yarn Over Hook

Step 6: Pull through 1 of the loops on your hook (this completes the chain portion of the stitch) – you now have 2 loops on your hook.

Chain portion complete @OombawkaDesign
Pull Through 1 Loop (Chain Stitch Portion Complete)

Step 7: Yarn over the hook.

YOH @OombawkaDesign
Yarn Over Hook

Step 8: Pull through the remaining 2 loops (this completes the single crochet portion of the stitch).

SC complete @OombawkaDesign
Pull Through Remaining 2 Loops (SC portion complete)

Work the remaining stitches like this:

Step 1: Insert your hook under the top loop and back loop of the chain portion of the previous stitch.

BL and Top Loop @OombawkaDesign
Insert your hook under the top loop and back loop of the chain stitch

 

Step 2: Yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You now have 2 loops on your hook.

1 loop @OombawkaDesign
Pull up 1 loop

Step 3: Yarn over the hook.

YOH @OombawkaDesign
Yarn Over the Hook

Step 4: Pull through 1 of the loops on your hook (this completes the chain portion of this stitch) – you now have 2 loops on your hook.

Pull through 1 Loop @OombawkaDesign
Pull Through 1 Loop (this completes the chain portion of the stitch)

 Step 5: Yarn over the hook.

Yarn Over Hook @OombawkaDesign
Yarn over the hook

 Step 6:  Pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook (this completes the single crochet portion of the stitch)

 

Pull Through 2 Loops @OombawkaDesign
Pull Through Remaining 2 Loops on the Hook (Single Crochet Portion of the Stitch is now complete)

Continue to work the Foundation Single Crochet Stitches for the number of stitches indicated in the pattern.

Reminders:

Remember you need to work under both the top loop and the back loop of the previous chain stitch to make the foundation single crochet stitches.

Both Loops @OombawkaDesign
Remember to work under both loops to make the chain portion of the stitch

This is what your finished chain will look like:

Foundation SC @OombawkaDesign
Completed Foundation Single Crochet Row
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6 Comments

  1. Hi Christina, are you trying to make it for the top of the hat? and then working in rounds to the forehead? If you are working this way I would just use a Double Magic Ring and then work your single crochet stitches straight into that. If you are trying to make the brim of the hat first and work upwards toward the crown of the hat, you could do you foundation row and then sl st to the first st of the round and continue working in rounds from there. I’m sorry if I am misunderstanding the question!! Rhondda

  2. I understand the foundation sc now, but if I want to make a hat that has fsdo how do join it into a circle and not twist it?

  3. Thanks for this tutorial! Before reading yours, I had been going by another tutorial I had found. It suggested that I should work through both “top” loops of the chain part of the foundation (i.e., *both* yellow strands you show in the image below step 8) — it results in a foundation dc that looks slightly different from yours, but it seems to work well. Is my old way just a variation of yours or am I truly doing something wrong?
    I always enjoy receiving your weekly email — I never fail to learn something or find a free pattern I want to keep. Thanks …

  4. Hi Rhonda, thanks a lot for this tutorial; love it: I’ve got a sample and wanted to undo it to see how it was done ;)… not necessary now!