Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Single Crochet Foundation Chain

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Single Crochet Foundation Stitch

The single crochet foundation stitch is very useful for projects where you have a long row of single crochets of all the same color - like infinity scarves and blankets. Rather than making a chain 120 and then SC in each of those chains - some too loose, some too tight - try crocheting 120 single crochet foundation stitches and you complete both steps at once.

Also, foundation chains tend to have more stretch to them since they are made to the correct size all the way across. (see comment about chains being too loose or too tight)

To begin the single crochet foundation chain, first chain 3 as below:

Your first foundation stitch will be worked in the last look - 3rd from the hook.
Insert your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop

Yarn over and pull through one of the loops on your hook.

Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook to complete your first foundation stitch.

To make your next foundation stitch, you're going to insert your hook in the third chain from the hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop:

Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook.

Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

Now keep going until you create the correct number of single crochet foundation stitches. Once your done, chain 1, turn, and single crochet across the top:

And then just keep going until you're done.

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