B.Hooked TV Episode 4: Use Foundation Crochet Stitches Instead of Chains

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In this episode…

You’ll learn how use foundation crochet stitches (foundation single crochet, foundation half double crochet and foundation double crochet) to start your projects so you don’t need to use a foundation chain.

The foundation single crochet stitch, foundation half double crochet, foundation double crochet (and so on) eliminate the need to crochet a foundation chain altogether.

So if your project begins with a foundation chain and continues the first row using all single crochet stitches (or any of the basic stitches) you can use this technique to combine the foundation chain and the first row of stitches in one easy step.

It does, however, have it’s limitations. Foundation crochet stitches can only be used when the pattern requires a “solid first row of one stitch”. That is, any basic stitch crocheted in every chain. Patterns where you alternate from one stitch to the next or patterns that require chains in the first row won’t work for this technique.

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Supplies used in this episode

Hook | 5 mm Tulip Etimo – Get it on Amazon

Yarn | Debbie Bliss Cashmerino – Get it on Amazon

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Some topics are best explained one-on-one. Since Brittany can’t be right there with you, B.Hooked TV is the next best thing. You’ll find helpful tips for improving your crochet and knitting skills in a relaxed and conversational way. It’s not your everyday tutorial but we try to keep them fun, interesting and educational.

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