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Double Crochet Foundation Stitch
Like the single crochet foundation stitch, the DC foundation stitch is great for crochet work where you would normally create a starting chain and then add a row of double crochet. The foundation stitch is both of those at once. I like to use it when making blankets and scarves as it is a bit more stretch, easier to get consistent sizing, and blends better with the over project (no unsightly chain stitch showing).
So to make double crochet foundation stitch, first chain 4 like so:
Next, Yarn Over (YO) and insert your hook in the fourth chain from the stitch, YO and pull up a loop.
It looks a lot like your making a normal double crochet stitch right? Well, here's the difference:
Yarn over, and pull through the first loop only:
(Remember that loop! When we make our second DC Foundation stitch,
you're going to use this loop)
Now, work as a normal double crochet, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through final 2 loops.
Ok, let's do it again. YO and inert your hook in the second loop from the knot (it's the one you made, see at the bottom?), pull up a loop:
Next, YO and pull through the first loop
There you go, another loop to use for your next DC Stitch! Ok, let's finish is, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.
Done!! When you get it to the length you want, just chain 2, turn, and add a row of DC just like this:
Let me know what you think, and enjoy :)