About This Stitch

Are you tired of creating long chains to start your project? And then only after a few minutes of work, you realized you chained too many or too little? The foundation single crochet is a game-changer when it comes to starting that first row.

It eliminates frustration and has a beautiful top and bottom to each stitch which is easy to see and count. Work your starting row with one step. 

The biggest bonus is a stretchy and even tensions starting edge, something we don’t always get with a chained beginning. 

If you have ever used the Tunisian Stitch, this method is somewhat similar in that we will be working vertically instead of horizontally for the first part of the stitch. 


• Crochet Hook 5.0 mm (H), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.
• Worsted Weight Yarn
• Scissors

Yarn Used:
• Chic Sheep by Marly Bird

yo- yarn over

Skill Level:

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Tip: You can use this method in any pattern even if it doesn’t call for it.

Foundation Single Crochet:

Foundation Single Crochet (Left Hand):

Foundation Single Crochet:

Step 1: Chain 2.

Step 2: Insert hook into the chain 1.

Step 3: YO and pull through, leaving two loops on hook.

Step 4: YO and pull through 1 loop on hook.

Step 5: YO and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 6: Insert hook into space made (near your starting tail). You will insert through both loops.

Step 7: YO and pull through (the two loops on hook).

Step 8: YO and pull through both loops on the hook. Continue steps 6-8 until you reach your desired foundation sc length.