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How to Crochet A Foundation Chain: HDC & DC

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Hi crochet friend!

Today is a fun new tutorial for you that will be so helpful for those of you making blankets and scarves this Fall: how to crochet a half double crochet foundation chain and a double crochet foundation chain.

Next week, I will be releasing a chunky baby blanket pattern that will use the double crochet foundation chain. I love this blanket and am so excited to share it with you!

Now, I was so intimidated at first when I wanted to try these techniques. But it has become a staple in my crochet now. I love any time I can use one of these foundation chains, and I know you will, too!

These free videos and written tutorials show you exactly how to crochet a half double crochet and double crochet foundation chain for making scarves, blankets, sweaters, and many other crochet patterns.

If you’re looking for the single crochet foundation chain, you can find that here.

Enjoy the free patterns and videos below!

Half-Double Crochet Foundation Chain

Pattern:

  1. Ch 3,
  2. Yarn over, insert hook into side and top of 3rd ch from hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 1 (counts as ch 1), yarn over, pull through 3. (2 hdc made)
  3. Yarn over, insert hook into ch 1 space from previous stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 1 (counts as ch 1), yarn over, pull through 3.
  4. Repeat step 3 until chain has desired length of half double crochets.

Double Crochet Foundation Chain

Pattern:

  1. Ch 4,
  2. Yarn over, insert hook into side and top of 4th ch from hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 1 (counts as ch 1), yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through 2. (2 dc made)
  3. Yarn over, insert hook into ch 1 space from previous stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 1 (counts as ch 1), yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through 2.
  4. Repeat step 3 until chain has desired length of double crochets.

After making my foundation chains, I tied the ends together and made them into cute little bracelets for my girls. Aren’t they cute?

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*This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links grant me a small commission at no extra cost to you, but goes to support Cute & Cozy Crochet.*

*Feel free to sell any products you make with my patterns, but please link back to this pattern if selling online. See my Privacy page for more information. Thank you!*

*This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links grant me a small commission at no extra cost to you, but goes to support Cute & Cozy Crochet.*

*Feel free to sell any products you make with my patterns, but please link back to this pattern if selling online. See my Privacy page for more information. Thank you!*

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