Crochetpedia ~ Chainless Foundation Stitches

Hey Craftista!

 

In this entry of the Crochetpedia series, we will be learning (or reviewing) the Chainless Foundation Stitch. For this entry I have also made a tutorial video to give you a visual representation of what I have presented here, I will link the full video HERE, as well as, link you to the parts of the corresponding sections below.

 

Chainless Foundation

A chainless foundation is slightly deceivingly named, as you must first chain three before you can  begin the stitches that compose a chainless foundation; the rest of the row involves creating the chain and the stitch as one unit While they may seem more complicated than necessary, this method does come in handy for a variety of reasons making it a useful technique to have at your disposal.

Chainless Single Crochet

Jump to this section of the video HERE

Chain three, count back to the first chain and insert your hook, yarn over and pull through. Now you will have two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the first loop ONLY creating the bottom of the stitch. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook completing a chainless foundation single crochet. To start the next stitch, insert your hook into the bottom of the previous stitch and continue as if you had inserted the hook into the first chain.

Chainless Half Double Crochet

Jump to this section of video HERE

Chain three, count back to the first chain, yarn over and insert your hook, yarn over and pull through. Now you will have three loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the first loop ONLY creating the bottom of the stitch. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook completing a chainless foundation half double crochet. To start the next stitch, yarn over and insert your hook into the bottom of the previous stitch, continue as if you had inserted the hook into the first chain.

Chainless Double Crochet

Jump to this section of the video HERE

Chain three, count back to the first chain, yarn over and insert your hook, yarn over and pull through. Now you will have three loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the first loop ONLY creating the bottom of the stitch. Yarn over and pull through  the first two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops completing a chainless foundation double crochet.  To start the next stitch, yarn over and insert your hook into the bottom of the previous stitch, continue as if you had inserted the hook into the first chain.

 

Thank you so much for reading this post on the Chainless Foundation technique, I hoped you enjoyed it and found it helpful in some way. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to post here on this post, on the comment section of the video, or email me directly at tiffany@cafedelcraft.com

 

 

Happy Crafting!

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