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How to Crochet the Chainless Double Crochet Foundation

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the chainless double crochet. The chainless double crochet foundation is a way of starting your work without doing a foundation chain. It allows you to create your chain as you are making your pattern. It is great for big projects like a afghan!

Skill: Easy

Instructions:

Begin with a chain of 4

Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into top two chains at the beginning of the ch 4.
Step 2: Yarn over, and work as a double crochet (dc)
Step 3: Yarn over, insert hook into top two sts at the base of the just completed dc
Step 4: Yarn over, pull through once
Step 5: Yarn over, pull through two loops. (2 loops on hook)
Step 6: Yarn over, pull through two loops again. (1 loop on hook)

Here’s what your pattern should look like:

Example of the Chainless Double Crochet (click for larger)
Example of the Cainless Double Crochet

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  1. quantum_light56@yahoo.com

    July 25, 2013

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