The Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

Stitch Description

The Foundation Half Double Crochet is a method of beginning a project allows you to work your foundation row at the same time as your first row, using the half double crochet stitch. It’s great for projects that may have a long foundation row. It creates a different, but attractive, style of edge than the traditional foundation chain.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and

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Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Make a slip knot and place onto your hook.
  • Step 2: Chain 3.
  • Step 3: Yarn over and insert hook into first of the 3 chains, making sure to come behind the back strand.
  • Step 4: Yarn over and draw through first the first chain.
  • Step 5: Yarn over and chain 1.
  • Step 6: Complete hdc by yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Repeat steps 3 – 6 until desired number of of stitches is reached

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