Free Patterns Featuring Foundation Stitches

Hi again!

Who likes free patterns? I know I sure do! I’ve got a few for you today!

I am starting a series of roundups based around stitches that I have taught on the blog. So not only can you practice the featured stitch, but you can make an actual project with it too! To get us started, I am featuring the foundation stitches.

So, you’ve learned one or more of the foundation stitches and are itching to try them out in a project. I’ve got ya covered! I’ve rounded up several free patterns for the foundation single, foundation double, and foundation half-double crochet stitches to get you started.

Just to recap, foundation stitches are an awesome alternative to the traditional foundation chains. This multi-tasking stitch combines your foundation chain and the 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.

Foundation Single Crochet

First up, the Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc)! You can find my tutorial for it here. Once you’re ready, here are some patterns that feature the Fsc!

Granite Stitch Kitchen Cloth

I used the Fsc to form the bottom edge of this beginner-friendly kitchen towel pattern.

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Tapestry Crochet Bee Potholder

If you’re looking to try your hand at a little tapestry crochet or color work, this super cute potholder would bee perfect, don’t you think? See what I did there?

from RaffamusaDesigns

The XOXO Throw

If you’re a texture-lover like me, you might be interested in my XOXO Throw, a beginner-friendly blanket pattern.

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Crochet Frigus Top Down Tee

If you’re looking to step into the world of garment making, this pattern uses basic stitches to create a beautiful aesthetic. Look at that texture!

from Joy of Motion Crochet

The XOXO Cup Cozy

Love the texture of my XOXO Throw above but don’t want the time commitment of a blanket? I got you, boo! This XOXO Cup Cozy uses the Fsc, then joins the last stitch to the first to start working in the round.

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

The Star Wars Geek Crochet Top – Ahsoka

Even if you’re not into Star Wars, this beautiful lacy garment is perfect for those warmer temps we have going right now.

from Rebecca Velasquez

Foundation Half-Double Crochet

Next, we have the Foundation Half-Double Crochet (Fhdc), and you can find my tutorial for that here. Now onto the patterns featuring the Fhdc!

Crochet Pumpkin

These cute little pumpkins are the perfect touch to your fall decor. I love all things fall, so you can be sure that I have lots of these little dudes around my house!

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Shoreline Seeker Tote

Need a cute new tote bag / purse? Check out this cute pattern from The Loopy Lamb. It makes me want to go to the beach!

from The Loopy Lamb

Basic Crochet Coffee Cozy and Free Printable Insert

The very first pattern I shared here on the blog, my basic coffee cup cozy pattern, the one I use when I’m planning to adorn it with a feltie or other applique. I love half double crochets, so once again as I mentioned on the XOXO Cup Cozy above, I worked my Fhdc then joined the last stitch to the first to start working in the round. Grab that printable cozy insert template too!

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Elkhorn Cup Sleeve

Another cup cozy…are you seeing a trend here? I don’t drink coffee (gasp) but I love a good hot tea, so I always make sure to have plenty cozies on hand. Check out this cute knit-look cozy from Papiocreek Crochet.

from Papiocreek Crochet

Bifrost Top

This beautifully drapey top features a vintage aesthetic the designer saw in a vintage German sewing magazine for modular clothing. She translated it to crochet quite perfectly, if you ask me!

from Rebecca Velasquez

Foundation Double Crochet

Last up is the Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc)! Here is my tutorial if you needed it. If not, here are some patterns to practice this stitch with!

The Cozy Fireside Wrap – Coming Soon!

This pattern is in the testing stage at the time of this post. I will update with the link when it releases. If you want to know right away, subscribe to the blog and/or sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post!

from Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust

Winter Woven Throw

The squish factor on this throw is off the charts! It looks so snuggly!

from Rich Textures Crochet

Criss Cross Ridges Infinity Scarf

This fun pattern is part of a series, so go on and make yourself a whole set!

from Loops & Love

Give yourself a high five and a pat on the back! You learned some cool new stitches and have a project or two to show for it! If you share pictures on social, tag me @HooksBooksWanderlust! I want to see what you made!

Happy yarning!


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