A chainless single crochet foundation is a professional way to start a single crochet crochet project. If you also want to be one of them, learn how to crochet chainless single crochet foundation with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners. With this technique, you can crochet the foundation chains and single crochet together. So, let’s get started!
What is Foundation Single Crochet?
Foundations stitches are those stitches that act as the base upon which the remaining crocheting happens. Usually, a chain is treated as a foundation stitch as it is independent of all stitches. In the case of a single crochet foundation, you can start the crochet project that needs the single crochet without starting it with foundation chains.
Why We Need The Chainless Single Crochet?
The reason for using the chainless single crochet foundation is debated, but I can tell you why with the following benefits of this technique:
When you are using the FSC, you can crochet the foundation chain and the first row of single crochet stitches simultaneously. So, if you are crocheting a blanket, you will not need to crochet 1 million chains, and then single crochet stitches the same amount over them.
The FSC has a neat, clean, stretchy edge, looking like a row of single crochets. This can be more pleasing than a regular foundation chain, especially for projects like scarves or blankets where the foundation row may remain visible.
How to Crochet Chainless Single Crochet Foundations?
Below are the pictorial instructions, and below you will find the written instructions for chainless single crochet foundation:
Instructions For Chainless Single crochet
Below are the written instructions if you for a single crochet foundation row you find more helpful:
- Make a slip knot on the crochet hook.
- Chain 2.
- Insert the crochet hook into the second chain from the hook (the first chain you made).
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. You now have two loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through the first loop only. This creates the chain part of the foundation stitch at the bottom of the stitch.
- Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook to complete the single crochet part of the foundation stitch.
- Subsequent Fsc: Insert your hook into the chain part of the stitch you just made (it should look like a regular chain stitch on the side of your last sc).
- Yarn over and pull up a loop, two loops on a hook.
- Yarn over and pull through the first loop, creating the “chain” for this stitch.
- Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook to complete the single crochet stitch.
- Repeat step 4 for the desired number of stitches.