How to Foundation Half Double Crochet

How to Foundation Half Double Crochet FHDC

Learn how to crochet the Foundation Half Double crochet (chainless method). If you have a project that starts with only half double crochet stitches, you can skip that long foundation chain with this chainless method. The abbreviation for the Foundation Half Double Crochet is FHDC.

Other advantages of the foundation half double crochet are:

  • It creates a nicer edge
  • It is more stretchy than a foundation chain

Related tutorials: How to Foundation Double Crochet HDC

Find the video tutorial (recommended) and the written instructions below.

Video Tutorial Foundation Half Double Crochet

How to Foundation Half Double Crochet FHDC

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Written instructions

  • Chain 2
  • Yarn over and insert the hook into the 2nd chain
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through the 2nd chain (you’ll have 3 loops on the hook now).
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through 1 loop (not too tight). (3 loops on the hook again)
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through all 3 loops. (Your first half double crochet is finished).
  • The second stitch. Yarn over and insert your hook through both loops at the bottom of the previous stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through 1 loop (do not work too tight).
  • Yarn over and pull the yarn through all 3 loops.

Keep repeating the second stitch to continue.

Do you want to learn another crochet stitch? Click HERE for an overview of all crochet stitches.