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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)

Foundation single crochet has become one of my favorite ways to start my projects! Why? Well, for many reasons, for example:

- when working on a hat or a garment from the bottom up, the foundation single crochet gives you the much needed stretch.
- it's easier! Yes, I'm not kidding! Once you get the hang go it you will be amazed at how simple it really is. One of my favorite things about it is that you don't have to wrestle with the tight starting chain when using this method.
- it doesn't twist like the regular chain + single crochet would (pictured below):

So, let's do it!
Start with a slip knot on your hook:

Chain 2:

Insert your hook in the second stitch from the hook (the first chain you made). Yarn over and pull up a loop:

Yarn over and pull up through one loop. This creates what we call the "chain".

Yarn over and pull up through both loops.  Your first fsc is done!

Now, to create more stitches, you insert your hook in "the chain" (where the pin is in the picture below). Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops. 
Repeat until you have the desired number of single crochets.



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