A purple handled hook has worked an orange swatch of Foundation Single Crochet laying on a white background.
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Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc) Tutorial

Hello fellow yarnies!

What are your feelings about having to chain out an insane number of foundation chain stitches that you need to then work a solid row of single crochet stitches into? If that’s not your jam, then this tutorial is for you.

I, personally, HATE working into a foundation chain. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, but when you’re working a solid row of single, double, or half-double crochet stitches as your first row, you’ll be happy to know that there’s another option! Foundation stitches!

Foundation stitches are an awesome alternative to the traditional foundation chains. This multi-tasking stitch combines your foundation chain and first row of single, double, or half-double crochet stitches in one stitch. It also has a lot more stretch to it than a foundation chain, perfect for garments or when no matter what you do, your traditional foundation chain pulls the end of your work too tightly.

For this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make the Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc) variation, so lets get going!

Foundation Single Crochet

Video Tutorial

I’ve filmed a quick tutorial video for you, if you prefer to see this in action, otherwise, step-by-step photos will follow.

Photo Tutorial

You did it!

What do you think? Is this going to be your go-to now instead of the foundation chain?

The process behind the Foundation Single Crochet can be applied to double crochet, half-double crochet, or even treble or double-treble crochet. The key is to remember to start with one more chain than you would normally start a regular row of crochet stitches with, i.e. we typically start a single crochet row with a chain 1, so we started with two chains.

Want to see how to apply this technique to other stitches? See my Foundation Double Crochet and Foundation Half Double Crochet tutorials!

Happy stitching!

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