How to Foundation Half-Double Crochet

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I’ve been working on some Christmas gifts these past few weeks. My husband and I both got Covid-19 so we’ve been stuck at home together 😉 And we’ve been using this time to get some Christmas gifts made and some housework done. It’s actually been kind of nice!

I love crocheting and this year, I decided to make some cup cozies for stocking stuffers. Crocheted cup cozies are a great gift topper or stocking stuffer. They’re not expensive and they don’t take too long to make and – homemade gifts are always special!

I started out a cup cozy as usual – chaining X amount of stitches and then turning it and going back and half double crocheting in the chain. But I didn’t like the look of it and I didn’t like how the chain always seems to be a different tightness than the rest of the project.

So, I decided to try something different. I attempted to do a Foundation Half Double Crochet. And oh my goodness, why haven’t I done this before?? It made it ten times easier and I love the way it looks!

It’s fairly easy once you get the hang of it.

Start off by making a slip knot and chaining three stitches (FYI that’s all the chaining you’ll do in this foundation row).

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Yarn over and insert the hook into the first chain you made.

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Pull the yarn through so you have three loops on your hook.

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Now yarn over and pull through the first loop only (this is your ‘foundation chain stitch’ – remember that!).

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Yarn over and pull through all three stitches on your hook.

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That’s your first Foundation Half-Double Crochet stitch. It should look as pictured above.

For the second stitch, yarn over and insert the hook in the ‘foundation chain stitch’ that you made (remember when I told you to remember this stitch? 😉 ). If you can’t remember which stitch it is, find the single ‘V’ next to the three loops of the half double.

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Pull through so you have three loops on your hook.

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Yarn over and pull through the first loop on your hook (another ‘foundation chain stitch’).

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Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

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Ta-da! You’ve mastered the foundation half double crochet!

Keep repeating that stitch however many times you need to to get the number of stitches your pattern calls for.

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