How to make the Foundation Double Crochet English Translations Technical Knitting Computer Support

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  • There was something going on with the video. After you explained the slip stitch, there was no longer your voice. Not sure if it's you or my compluter. Disappointed. Maureen

  • This is a double crochet foundation chain right? I know one point or two you call it a half double and wanted to make sure it is correct

  • As always, great tutorial! I do have 1 question, though… Is this basically a Foundation chain with 1 row of double crochet on top? thx!

  • Thank you, I have so much trouble with a chain foundation, it comes out all bent, the only question I have is when you say the loops at the opposite end, does that mean that after every double crochet stitch I go back to the first chain?

  • Nevermind, I got it. LOL… This is really neat though! I get together w/ my aunt, mom and grandma and we crochet together. I can't wait to show them this one…. ! So far, I've made two blankets. 🙂

  • Thank you that was really good, and thank for going over it several times so many tutorials show doing the stitch just a few times and we are supposed to pick it up. You really took the time to show us by doing several stitches. I now understand that there is that one chain that completes the top of the row into which you work and then you just do your stitch whether it is a single crochet, double crochet or half double crochet. Thanks again.

  • Thank you so much. I've been crocheting for 35 years and this is a new stitch for me. Love it when I get to try something new.

  • I finally got it. I stayed away from the foundation chains double crochet because I didn't think I could do it, but after watching this video numerous times I GOT IT…….Bless you!!!!!

  • Well, I'm in the middle of a curtain right now. The base row was over 300 stitches long! That first row of double crochets was a trip. I'll probably do some more curtains and large doilies.

  • Thank you for this tutorial, but I'm confused about one thing. At the beginning you call it a foundation double crochet, but then you called it the foundation half-double crochet. Were you doing 2 different stitches or did you misspeak?

  • I probably mis-spoke which does happen from time to time. My apologies for the confusion. It is a foundation double crochet. #crochetgeek

  • Thanks so much for clarifying. And thank you for this very good tutorial! I have been crocheting for about 45 years, but I had never heard of this stitch before, and I needed it for an important project. I'm so thankful to have found your very helpful video! 🙂

  • I'm a little confused. When you start the next row, do you use a turning chain, or do you just dc into each stitch in the previous row?

  • You will always need a step up to the next row. So that may be a turning chain or a short chain so you can work your full stitch. I have found I like working a short loose chain and full stitch since the edges turn out nicer. Some prefer to work a turning chain and count that as the first stitch. You can choose which technique you prefer best. Depending on the pattern, a chain may be a better solution. I still use a chain with crochet lace.

  • Thank you for a great instructional video….it's clear and easily understandable. I wish I had learned this years ago when I first started crocheting. It would have saved me so much time! Oh well, better late than never. Thanks again!

  • Could you please explain what exactly what is a  "short chain", to step up.  Also, If I understand this correctly, this stitch is in place of the long foundation chain stitches, that can be frustrating and tedious.  In what kinds of applications would this technique work.  Few examples of where we could go next….. Sorry for the beginner questions!  Thank You!

  • Is it just me or do you refer this to as a foundation half double crochet at several points throughout the video? It's actually a double, right??

  • This stitch is a foundation double crochet even though I mistakenly call it a half double crochet.  My apologies for the verbal errors.  It happens from time to time.

  • This is so helpful, I will be making a afghan now. I'm going to get some yarn and start making one today, as well as coming back and watching to make sure I'm following the video to the right stitches. I love it. Can't wait.

  • Wow, thank you, thank you, thank you, have crocheted for years, made many afghans, never run across a pattern calling for a foundation row and couldn't get the hang of it from my pattern……….watched your video and got it immediately…….LOVE the slo mo!!  So easy to follow!!  This is the most difficult pattern I've ever attempted, so my fingers are crossed xxxxx….thanks heaps again.

  • Hi. I am confused about making a gauge. 4" x 4" I am using a medium #4 yarn which says on the packaging use a 9 (5.5mm) for a 4 x 4 gauge, so I did.  The pattern I am doing the gauge for is to measure for a 4 x 4. I got 4in across, but I am off by 2 inches on the height??? What am I doing wrong? The pattern requires a 4 in height from 3 rows. I have 3 rows and my height is a hare short of 2 inches?

  • Thank you for this great video tutorial..Do you have a LH version? AND what would the Foundation stitch be used for?  tytyty 🙂

  • Hiya,
    thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. I am now making a cowl beginning with this foundation dc. It's good, especially to train my fingers and hook and memorise which loop I have to go through. LOL. You're awesome! 🙂 Cheers!

  • Love this !!  And so easy to understand how to do it 🙂  I put off doing a throw as i hated the thought of doing 127 chains !!  Now I think it will be my next project ,  Thank you 

  • I never would've gotten the hang of this had I not found your video I watched two other one's but they weren't as precise as yours.I'm so glad I listened to my son & used you tube..You've made it so simple.Thank You.I struggled with the written directions for 2 hours before surrendering to you tube.Your remarkable,your video and directions are clearly understood.You made learning this so easy. Many thanks again (Alice)

  • Very clear instructions. The closeup view of you making the stitches is very helpful. Are you wearing the camera on your nose? 🙂

  • I don't know if it was your calm tone, your great close up camera angle or what, but I have watched so many videos and could not figure this out. Yours was so easy to understand and worked perfectly for me. Thank you!

  • I really like your tutorial. Close up, easy to see, follow, etc. I already know how to do this, but I often have to go back to directions or tutorials when starting a new project. Well done, thx.

  • Wow that was a great learning tool for me I'm a pro after 1 view usually it takes about 10 views of a video to catch on

  • It's not clear what you mean by loops at opposite end.  I've yet to find a video that is clear about where to put the hook for the second and subsequent stitches.

  • I just wanted to give you a big thumbs up. I have been trying to  learn this stitch for weeks. I just could not understand the concept. within 1 minute you had me doing it with ease. thank you so much.

  • Excellent video! Thanks. I always have to look this stitch up when I start a pattern that uses it. This is the best one I've seen 🙂

  • I went to 3 video tutorials before I found yours! Yours was the easiest to grasp. Plus, you went straight to teaching instead of all that talking. Thanks. I've got the hang of it.

  • This is fantastis. I've used foundation stitches in the past, but never knew how to do variations on them.

    One thing, though. For double crochets, shouldn't you start with a chain of three instead of a chain of two?

  • I had to post and thank you. I was two seconds from throwing my hook from across the room after viewing other videos. Yours finally made it "click"

  • I must have self-taught myself DC differently cause' I do not pull through "one" loop "twice"…I do it once, then through two loops, twice.  Guess we all have our own way of doing things.  I followed a book that taught me.

  • Great job explaining. The slow motion really helped. I had trouble finding the 'v' to go through but the slowed action made it easier to see. Thanks.

  • I don't know why, but this video made more sense to me. I watched 3 other videos prior to this one and felt like I wasn't doing the technique right. I watched Bobwilson, Crochet Crowd, and Maggie and still couldn't get the hang of it. Thanks for a really good tutorial and good close up.

  • angel this if the 1st time i have been able to do this and i have been trying for Years THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for taking the time to make it so visible and easy to see oh thank u thank u thank u its so hard to start a crochet project with so many chains etc…..

  • I've seen other videos for the foundation double crochet and most of them seem to begin with chain 4 and you are only doing chain 2. Is this because their chain 4 is their first stitch which is followed by a foundation double crochet and your chain 2 is just part of the foundation double crochet?

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