Are you familiar with the Foundation Chain?
If you aren’t, then you’ve come to the right place to see how a foundation chain is made in a picture and video tutorial!
The foundation chain can be used as a substitute for a standard chain by making a thicker and possibly stretchier chain (depending on the yarn, of course). It combines the steps of working slip stitches in a chain, and much like other foundation stitches, it saves you time.
There are so many options that the foundation chain can be used for, such as laces for store-bought and crochet clothing, a wrist strap for crochet zipper pouches, and a chunky version makes for a great purse strap on a small crossbody bag.
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Multiples needed for the stitch
Stitch multiples can seem scary at times, especially long ones, but no worries about any of that with the foundation chain!
There are no stitch multiples required to make a foundation chain, as you can make as many as needed for any project that has a chain that is not required to begin a crochet project.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
fch: foundation chain
YO: yarn over
Wool and the Gang Cotton XL
- Make a slip knot and place on hook; ch 1 (counts as first fch)
- Working under back bump, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop (ch made)
- YO, pull through 2 loops. Second fch made.
- Working under both loops of last ch made, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop
- YO, pull through 2 loops. Next fch made
- Repeat last two steps until desired length, or as instructed
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Check out the video below on how to make fch
That’s all there is to making the foundation chain! It creates a neat top and bottom, like other foundation stitches. Have fun using it in many crochet projects.
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