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Foundation Half Double Crochet (Fhdc) Photo Tutorial

Easily learn how to do the Foundation HDC stitch

To make the That’s A Wrap Shirt by Karen von Kluge, you’ll need to know how to do the Foundation Half Double Crochet to get started. Follow along with this photo tutorial to help you make the perfect shirt!

 

Foundation half double crochet (Fhdc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook into 1st ch, yo, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), * yo, pull through 1st lp on hook to create the 1st ch st (pinch this stitch between the thumb and forefinger of your non-hook hand to hold it open and make it easier to work into; it is the space below the 1st and 2nd lps on the hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on the hook to complete the 1st foundation hdc. To begin the 2nd foundation hdc, yo and insert hook into the ch st you were pinching, repeat from *.

 

First, chain 2.

Then yarn over and insert hook into first chain. Yarn over and pull up a loop (three loops on hook).

Next, yarn over and pull through the first loop on the hook to create the first chain stitch.

Pinch this stitch between the thumb and forefinger of your non-hook hand to hold it open and make it easier to work into; it is the space below the first and second loops on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook to complete the first foundation hdc stitch.

To begin the second foundation hdc stitch, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain stitch you were pinching, repeat from step three.

Pattern notes

After creating the foundation hdc, all stitches are placed in between the posts rather than in the top two loops of the stitch.

Pattern

Row 1: Fhdc 90.

 

There are so many patterns that use this great stitch. Give your doggo’s collar an adorable update with the great Boho Crocheted Dog Collar Sleeve.

The fhdc stitch can be used to make a fashion statement for your furry friend!

Comments
  • Kelly C.

    I struggle with this stitch, i can’t seem to find the correct spot to put the needle. in one picture you have a needle marking the spot, which is great – i think in another photo it is under the thumb? if you could add pics with an arrow or needle saying this is the right hole, that would be great. i’ve looked at a lot of tutorials online for this, and they’ve all missed that. Thanks Kelly

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello Kelly! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

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      • Hello!
        If you look at the loops on the hook at the point where you have chained 2, yarned over, inserted your hook into the 1st chain, yarned over, pulled up a loop, here, you yarn over, pull through the 1st loop on the hook to create the 1st ch st. There will be three loops on the hook. Pinch the space you just created below the hook with the thumb and forefinger of your non-hook hand to hold it open and make it easier to work into; it is the space below the 1st and 2nd loops on the hook).
        It breaks the group of 3 loops on the hook into 1 loop then your pinch, then loops 2 and 3. Then, yarn over and pull through all 3 lps on the hook to complete the 1st foundation hdc. To begin the 2nd foundation hdc, yo and insert hook into the ch st you were pinching, and repeat.
        Hope that helps!

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  • Janet F.

    I learned how to decrease a half double tremble croche. And foundation crochet. I think I will get a lot of use from this club. Thank you.

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  • Janice B.

    do you offer a magazine that comes in the mail to read??????? if so what is the cost i read my magazines over and over i have a tub of patterns from way back like 1040 some of the patterns offered today were in the work basket back in the 40s 50s and etc please let me know if i can order a magazine or not thank you for your time. Janice Biddulph sign off

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