PHOTO Tutorial: Learn the Crochet Foundation Half Double Crochet Stitch (FHDC) Today!

Create a foundation without using a starting chain!

Yes, the Crochet Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) is a very handy stitch as it enables you to combine both a starting chain and the first row of crochet stitches at the same time! This is ideal for many projects as it is not only a time-saver but it can give your project a sturdier structure. You may find it’s also easier than chaining the first row and making sure that the chain is consistent throughout, especially a very long chain.

If you’ve wanted to learn this technique, you are in luck! We’ve found an excellent photo tutorial by designer Kara of Petals to Picots. She walks you along with both pictures and clear, concise descriptions from start to finish. You’ll be able to master this very handy stitch in no time!

Click here to get the free tutorial at Petals to Picots

If you prefer video, no worries, as we’ve posted both a right-hand and left-hand version below of the wonderful CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) Youtube video tutorial presented by designer and instructor Kim Guzman!

Right-hand tutorial:

Left-hand tutorial:

On the lookout for even more free photo and video tutorials to help you master various crocheting techniques? Be sure to check out some of our favorites that we’ve featured previously here at Crochet Maze. You’ll find the links below!

As always, happy crocheting!

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