Connected Foundation Double Crochet – Learn How

We have been learning a lot of powerful advanced crochet stitches, and this one is by far the most powerful.
Combining what you learned in Foundation Double Crochet with what you learned in Connected Double Crochet, the Connected Foundation Double Crochet closes ALL of the gaps! Literally in your crochet fabric and figurativly in your crochet skills mastery.

Here are the basic steps, followed by a comprehensive video tutorial. Grab your practice yarn and your crochet hook and lets get started.

Foundation Double Crochet 1 - Perfectly Knotty
Begin  the same as for FDC with Ch3

 

Foundation Double Crochet 2 - Perfectly Knotty
Insert hook in 2nd Ch from hook, YO and draw up one loop.

 

Foundation Double Crochet 3 - Perfectly Knotty
Insert hook in 3rd Ch from hook, YO and draw up one loop. There are now 3 loops on your hook.

 

Foundation Double Crochet 4 - Perfectly Knotty
YO and draw through 1 loop only. This creates the chain stitch. You still have 3 loops on your hook.

 

Foundation Double Crochet 5 - Perfectly Knotty
YO and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook.

 

Foundation Double Crochet 6 - Perfectly Knotty
YO and draw through the last 2 loops on your hook to complete the first stitch.

 

Connected Double Crochet 4 - Perfectly Knotty
Locate the horizontal bar in the middle of the stitch you just finished. In this picture it isn’t exactly horizontal, but the more stitches you connect, the more you’ll be able to see that bar.

 

Connected Double Crochet 5 - Perfectly Knotty
DO NOT YO. Insert your hook under that bar

 

Connected Double Crochet 6 - Perfectly Knotty
Yo and draw up one loop. This creates what I call a “pretend yo” for the next dc, while connecting the stitches together

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 10 - Perfectly Knotty
Insert your hook under 2 loops of the last made chain st. This creates a beautiful finished edge that you can also stitch into with ease

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 10 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw up a loop

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 12 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw through the first loop on the hook to make your next chain stitch

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 13 - Perfectly Knotty
yo, draw through 2 loops

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 14 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw through the last 2 loops to finish the stitch

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 15 - Perfectly Knotty
** DO NOT YO. Insert hook under the bar in the middle of the previous stitch

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 16 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw up a loop to act as your “pretend yo” for your dc

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 17 - Perfectly Knotty
Insert hook under 2 loops of the previous stitch’s chain

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 18 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw up a loop

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 19 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw through the first loop to make the chain st

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 20 - Perfectly Knotty
yo draw through 2 loops

 

Connected Foundation Double Crochet 21 - Perfectly Knotty
yo and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook completing the stitch.**

Repeat the steps between the **

Grab your practice yarn and hook and stitch along this video:

 

I hope you found this Connected Foundation Double Crochet tutorial helpful!

Please share it with your stitching friends!

Love,

SuziQue

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