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Foundation single crochet tutorial

This is a photo tutorial for foundation single crochet. I learned this from Interweave Crochet magazine, Spring 2007 issue. To quote the article by Marty Miller, "Foundation stitches replace the traditional foundation chain plus the first row of stitches". The traditional method creates a tight row. This method creates stretchier row that is more sized like regular rows. It's also useful when you don't know how many stitches you need to "cast on" for your project. If you're familiar with the extended single crochet stitch, you'll find that that this fsc version is similar.

These stitches are also referred to as base ch/sc and chainless foundation. Here are links to other tutorials: 
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ext_334144
Nov. 25th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
This tutorial is brilliant, I can now attempt to make some mittens, thank you x
(Anonymous)
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Foundation single crochet
Thank you so much. I have tried to learn this and I was lost until I saw your pictures. I am starting an afghan with dc and this will be a good start.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 18th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
just learned fsc
Thank you for your clear photos of fsc. I have found quite a few video & written instructions; but, your photos depict each step perfectly making it very easy to learn this in minutes! I really appreciate the time & effort you took to post them. Cheers.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 27th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
The directions look very clear!
Is this the same as the Japanese Foundation Stitch?
snuffykin
Feb. 1st, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Re: The directions look very clear!
I do not know what the Japanese Foundation Stitch is so I cannot tell you it is the same.
snuffykin
Feb. 1st, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
To Gail
To the nice lady who asked for instruction on how to re-create a pattern from a photo, I am very flattered you would think so highly of my abilities. I am not crocheting so much now and would be unable to help you. But try posting a not too big picture in the right group on Ravelry.com as there are many creative and smart crocheters there.
Melanie Rice
Feb. 23rd, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
FSC directions
Thank you for such clear, wonderful, WONDERFUL instructions!!!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
wow
thanks so much this is a realy cool new way too chain now that i know this i can make the basic fingerless mittens thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you rock
(Anonymous)
Apr. 5th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Japanese foundation
I had looked everywhere for this since the Craft Yarn Council requires it as part of their crochet teacher certification. Thanks so much for the clear instructions.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 9th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
foundation single crochet
Thank You! I've been working on this for 2 days. I've watched videos at two different sites and it never looked right. I was making stitches into the wrong loops and my single crochets were looking pretty weird.

Thanks again,

I'll be back to check you out again!
snuffykin
Apr. 11th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Re: foundation single crochet
You are welcome. :)
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