I love the foundation single crochet for the same reasons that I love the foundation double crochet. It is a great way to start a project, so that it will have a cleaner look and more stretch, compared to starting with a chain. I was making a turtle cozy for my sister’s new baby tortoises and wanted the band around the tortoise to have as much stretch as possible, so that it will fit for longer, which brought about this hot pink tutorial. The tortoise cozy is an odd, but fun project that you can get the free pattern for, here.
Foundation Single Crochet (fsc) is used instead of chaining to start your project.
1. Start with a Ch 2
2. Insert hook into 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. (Just like a normal sc).
3. Now yarn over and pull through only the first loop (this acts as your chain for the next sc).
4. Yarn over and pull though two loops (single crochet made) Insert hook in chain part of previous st (where the arrow in the picture is pointing), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first loop (chain), yarn over and pull though two loops (sc). Repeat for number of sc needed.
I just love how symmetrical both sides look! Personally, I love starting without the chain foundation and use fsc or fdc any chance I can get. If you want to try the fsc out, as part of a newborn waist band, you can see my newborn pirate pants pattern.
Love the crochet hook?? It is a Furls Size ‘E/3.5mm’ Blackwood Hook. **In the spirit of full disclosure, this is an affiliate link, which means that I may get a commissions if you decide to purchase anything from Furls. I only recommend products that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.**
I really hope that you found this helpful and would love to hear that you think! Feel free to share and comment! What do you use the fsc for or what will you use it for??
Thank you for reading!