How to make the Foundation Single Crochet beginner Free Technical Knitting Computer Support Library


this tutorial will show how to work the foundation single crochet start by attaching the slip knot to the crochet hook take the loose end, wrap it over the main strand now you have a loop take the loop, wrap it over the main strand put your hook below the center strand, back up the opposite side this creates the slip knot this will be the foundation single crochet work two chains put your hook through the first chain wrap the yarn over, pull through once wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops that completes the first stitch put your hook below the two loops wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops that completes the second stitch as we are working the stitch, it is dropping down vertically from the hook upon completion, the stitch will be worked vertically, this
will be the top of the stitch turn your work in this direction you will see two loops put your hook below the two loops wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through once wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops put your hook below the two loops wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through once wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops put your hook below the two loops wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through once wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops put your hook below the two loops wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through one loop wrap the yarn over the hook, pull through two loops this is what it looks like slow motion, no sound slow motion, no sound

99 thoughts on “How to make the Foundation Single Crochet beginner Free Technical Knitting Computer Support Library

  • I love Teresa's videos (Crochet Geek). I've learned a lot by watching her. Because of her instructions, it's very rare that I don't use the foundation chains (single, half double, or double). I hate doing a regular chain first. For example, I always use this when making a scarf cause I hate the little edge you get when using a regular chain. With the foundation chains, the look is very polished. Thanks, Teresa for your great videos!

  • You can use this stitch in a pattern that says, for example, "Chain 52, turn, SC in each stitch across." You can skip the first step by using the foundation chain. You can do the same thing for Half double crochet and double crochet.

  • Finally!!!! You are without a doubt the best video for this foundation stitch. I watched many and either they went way too fast or it was just plain confusing. Thank you, I now know how to make the foundation stitch!!! Needless to say that I will be subscribing to you to help me with all of my crocheting needs. = D

  • I just couldn't get the hang of this stitch and after your video – presto chango – what was my problem? LOL Finally someone I could follow and now I can't see why I thought it was so tough. Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • You have single handedly taught me how to crochet. Thankyou so much for your FREE, easy and helpful videos. I recommend you to everyone.
    You are appreciated very very much.
    <3

  • what am i doing wrong? i do it just like the video but once i try to continue the bottom of the chain looks a mess-help!

  • this is the the best tutorial on the matter. how do you do apply this for a foundation chain for hdc, dc??? go through the v, yarn over, pull through once, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, then do sc, hdc,dc,etc??? in your example above if i have to chain 52 then single crochet across 52, this is where this comes in handy, right? i would just foundation chain 52 and keep it moving???

  • this is the the best tutorial on the matter. how do you do apply this for a foundation chain for hdc, dc??? go through the v, yarn over, pull through once, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, then do sc, hdc,dc,etc??? in your example above if i have to chain 52 then single crochet across 52, this is where this comes in handy, right? i would just foundation chain 52 and keep it moving???

  • Thank you. You will apply this as a replacement to the chain. You just work in the top of each stitch to continue with the main pattern. If all you need is 52 stitches, you continue with the next row.

  • You could use this as your first row for filet crochet provided the first row is filled in. If you have a lot of gaps. you may be better off using a chain. I suggest you work a short swatch first to see how it will look. Sometimes the chain looks better.

  • BRAVO. I'm a great fan of yours. There isn't one tutorial that I found impossible to understand. I am a total beginner but with trial and error I reached my goal. Practice makes perfect but patience is the key to success. I am an addicted knitter and today, I cannot believe that I have been converted into crochet. I am a visual learner and you make crochet so easy. I didn't learn in one day. Thanks for every tutorial and thanks for sharing and wish you all the best. xxx

  • I'm hoping that using this foundation stitch will help with the twisting chain problems because there is no chain to twist!

  • I have this pattern instruction: "Ch 70 loosely. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring, taking care not to twist chain.
    1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first ch"

    I'm planning to use the foundation sc instead. Can I join the foundation sc with a sl st to connect the circle?

  • I'm in the same situation as Janet Jenkins. I would really appreciate it if you could show in your video how to join and start working in a round with the ch 1 at the beginning of each row. Thank you!

  • This was how it worked for me, I listened to her instructions instead of trying to copy what she was doing. I guess I have better ear-hand coordination than eye-hand. Haha. Try it, maybe it'll work for you too. I know it defeats the purpose of a video but, heck, it worked for me. I added leaves every ten or so stitches so I ended up with a nice sturdy vine.

  • What you wrote is a very good example of different ways to learn. Your suggestion will be very useful, since this can be a challenging technique.

  • I just wanted to thank you. I started crocheting a sweater and the first thing I had to do was a foundation sc chain. I could not understand the directions at all. Looking at your video, it was a breeze. Thanks so much.

  • Thank you so much for this tutorial! I totally could not get the hang of this from a blog post that I read, and now I can do it! Thank you so very much!!

  • I am a beginning crocheter. I am going to work on a shawl. The pattern says that I may use a single crochet or a foundation chain (single crochet) interchangeably. What is the advantage of using a foundation chain? Here is the link to the pattern.

    The pattern is by Caron International yarn and is called one skein summer wrap, using one pound of yarn.

  • Your work will not curl as much as it would with a plain single crochet. I have not found any difference, but i may be wrong, but as far as I know its for curling reasons without fingerblocking.

  • Thank you so much for your fantastic tutorial!!
    Please, please may I ask for a tutorial on how to tension and hold your yarn, I have major problems holding my yarn and you seem to hold the yarn differently to any other I have seen. I am hoping that your way would work for me too. Thank you in anticipation.

  • I am a hopeless beginner so please forgive this question if it's already been asked. In what instance do you use a FOUNDATION CHAIN  instead of just a regular chain to start a project?

  • Hi there,if you wanted to make a foundation row without counting chains,say 25 inches,is there any rule to work out how many inches you would need,like1.5 or  double the length of the row,any help would be greatly appreciated,as I hate counting the chains all the time 😀

  • I'm sorry if you may have answered this before… but what size crochet needle are you using here? I love the gauge size, gives the fabric more air and flexibility…. Also what kind of yarn is best in your opinion…. I've been working with 100% cotton and I'm having some trouble I think either my needle is too small or maybe my yarn is too cheap… all of my work comes out in uneven patterns, some chains come out bigger and more loose than others… I can't find consistency. Any advice would help.
    I love this video! Great job!

  • I'm sorry if you may have answered this before… but what size crochet needle are you using here? I love the gauge size, gives the fabric more air and flexibility…. Also what kind of yarn is best in your opinion…. I've been working with 100% cotton and I'm having some trouble I think either my needle is too small or maybe my yarn is too cheap… all of my work comes out in uneven patterns, some chains come out bigger and more loose than others… I can't find consistency. Any advice would help.
    I love this video! Great job!

  • Fantastic instruction video on the Chainless Foundation.  I have been going through other videos and there is so much talk talk talk in between that you don't have the opportunity for it to become repetitive motion in your mind. Thank you for sharing!

  • I looked at all the other videos on how to make this chain. When I watched this one, it clicked. Thank you for a great video!

  • Thanks SO much for this!  I have been struggling to make this stitch from written instructions in a book and they are actually slightly different from your very clear ones!  I suspect a small error in theirs, because I have been crocheting for over 40 years and could not make this work!  Thank you again 🙂

  • Excellent tutorial.  Especially like the slow motion portion.  Makes it easy to follow along.  Thanks for posting!

  • Yay! Finally someone holds the yarn the same way I do. Everyone else uses their index finger to create tension – it was making me think I'd been crocheting wrong for 30 years! LOL!

    This video is a very clear instruction without a lot of unnecessary stuff. I really appreciate you doing it!

  • I never knew you could do this! I'm pretty new to crocheting and am anxious to learn as much as I can so this tutorial is just what I need! You have made it so easy to understand and I'm excited to give it a try! Thank you! 

  • This has to be the clearest instruction for the foundation in single crochet. Saves so much time! Thank you for the video, it really is appreciated!

  • I have tried several other  video. Your's by far the best. I liked the slow motion. It really helped to see what you were doing. Thanks!

  • this is a wonderful lesson for me. I cant thank you enough.. I always chain as pattern calls for then do the sc, dc ect. it seems that its so tight that first row and no matter what I do, I just cant get it correct.  but this way.. I am so thrilled to learn this and if you where  id give you a big hug!!

  • The stitches don't look as smooth as some of the other videos and their technique is a little different., but it is precise and that is good.

  • Thank you for this excellent video. The repetition is so very helpful to me, as is the slow-motion segment. I feel confident now that I will be able to enjoy doing FSC's, and have a prettier, easier-to-work-with foundation chain!! Awesome!!

  • Very Helpful, Thank you.  I also like the way you hold your yarn.  I've been trying to do it like that and I just can't.

  • This. video is AMAZING. So easy to follow along and easy to actually see EXACTLY where to put the hook.  This made my potholder project  so much easier and a lot more fun!  Thank you tons!!!!

  • After trying to follow some other tutorials I was about ready to give up. You're video was so easy and clear to follow. Thank you so much!

  • This is the best fsc video I've found. on the others I can't see where to put the hook, but you make it so clear. Thank you for the video!

  • Using this stitch to make some dragon wings for a Toothless doll, and it took me the longest time to figure out that this was a separate stitch from anything I knew how to do. This is an incredibly clever little stitch, and I'm going to be using it in more of my projects. Thanks!

  • I had been so frustrated with other videos but this one actually makes sense! I almost gave up before. Thank you!

  • What size was the hook you were using in this tutorial? This was very clear and concise. I had no problem understanding what you were teaching. You are my "go to" when I look for videos on crochet stitches! Thank you!

  • This one is good. But then I follow you so I like your videos Now I also know how to count how many I am doing. Now I like this stitch. Thanks

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  • May I link your video in a pattern I am writing for those who may not know this technique? (I refuse to make my own videos, I hate my voice lol)

  • Seeing this in slow motion really helped. I had no problem with foundation half double crochet but with this one I was really stuck. Thank-you so very much.

  • While I am having difficulty, it is not the fault of this tutorial. It is difficult inserting the hook, finding that two loops.

  • I do the same stitching but a slightly different version. So nice for edges of hats, gloves and scarves, and blankets, etc. Not a tight band that feels stiff! Thank you for sharing, even though it's been many years since the upload.

  • This video is the only way I could figure out how to foundation chain, thank you for the great tutorial!

  • After you finish the foundation chain do you turn over you work? Which side do you begin to crochet top or bottom?

  • This is the best tutorial for the foundation single crochet. I have looked at a bunch, and either they weren't close enough, or the yarn was too dark, or they didn't show from multiple angles. Thank you, thank you!!! I finally got it!

  • I notice you pull the yarn up on the foundation chain side as to not get a tight foundation chain and a extra loose top chain. I'm glad I was able to see that because I ALWAYS have trouble with that and you know it results in a nasty looking foundation chain. Yours is the first video I have been able to see that and I always wondered how the others made it look so even and not like a banana. 👏👍😀

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