How to Crochet the Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation

Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation

This video crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the chainless half double crochet foundation. This technique is a great way to make crocheted projects look professional and tends to be looser than using a foundation chain.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

WEBS Valley Yarns Northampton Lake Heather

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook


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Pattern Instructions

    Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    Make a slip knot and place onto your hook

  2. Step 2

    Chain 3

  3. Step 3

    Yarn over and insert hook into first of the 3 chains, making sure to come behind the back strand.

  4. Step 4

    Yarn over and draw through first the first chain.

  5. Step 5

    Yarn over and chain 1.

  6. Step 6

    Complete hdc by yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook

  7. Repeat from step 3

Swatch Photos

Example of the Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation

Example of the Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation (Click for Larger)

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