This post will show you how to Foundation Half Double Crochet.
Most of my designs that start with a straight line will start with a FHDC – Foundation half double crochet (US) or (FHTr) Foundation half treble crochet (UK) rather than a chain.
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This is because this technique has completely revolutionised my crochet designing.
It confuses a lot of people, but it is so handy to know how to do this stitch as a way to start.
You can of course start with a chain, but this way – there are NO twisted chains!
Why the Foundation Half Double crochet
If you start with a chain it is really tricky to
1:stop the chain from twisting
2: Stop the chain getting really tight (top tip – use a larger hook size if you do chain)
3: have it as a lovely flat edge.
With the foundation stitch – You know where you are going to crochet as the chain is made as you go along.
It gives you a super smooth edge, much nicer than when you chain and make your stitches into the chain.
It’s my stitch of choice definitely, so I’ve made this handy video to share it with you.
Here you go, Foundation Double Crochet – the how to guide!
(So I’ve shown you how to do this stitch…….. that must mean a new pattern is coming soon…. here’s a little sneaky peak!)
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