The Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Stitch Description

The Foundation 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 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 Palace 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: Chain 4.
  • Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into top two chains at the beginning of the ch 4.
  • Step 3: Yarn over, and work as a double crochet (dc).
  • Step 4: Yarn over, insert hook into top two sts at the base of the just completed dc.
  • Step 5: Yarn over, pull through loop.
  • Step 6: Yarn over, pull through two loops. (2 loops on hook)
  • Step 7: Yarn over, pull through two loops again. (1 loop on hook)
  • Repeat steps 4 – 7 until desired number of of stitches is reached

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