Friday, May 15, 2015

How To Crochet the Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch (fhdc)


The Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch (or fhdc for short) is a very handy skill to have in your crochet tool box. It eliminates the need for a starting chain...you work both chains and half double crochet stitches as you go!

Be sure to scroll down to see the full video tutorial too!

Step 1: Start with a slip knot on your hook.
Step 2: Chain 3
Step 3: Wrap yarn around hook, then insert hook into the furthest chain from the hook (first chain you made).


Step 4: Wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook)
Step 5: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through first loop on the hook (3 loops on the hook)
Step 6: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through all three loops on the hook (1 loop left on the hook) 


*This completes the first fhdc.  Step 7 begins the second fhdc on your row.

Step 7: Wrap yarn around hook
Step 8: At the bottom last stitch worked, turn work slightly to the side and locate the "v" at the bottom.  Insert hook into the "v" 
Step 9: Wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook)


Step 10: Wrap yarn around hook and bring it through the first loop on the hook (3 loops on the hook)
Step 11: Wrap yarn around hook and bring through all three loops on the hook (1 loop left on the hook) 
Step 12: Repeat steps 7-11 for each fhdc you need on your row.


Click below to watch the full video tutorial on how to work the foundation half double crochet stitch (fhdc):


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