How To Crochet Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc)
A foundation half double crochet (fhdc) row can be worked in place of any "base chain + row of half double crochet sts."
Yarn over, insert hook through 2 loops of first chain and pull up a loop. [3 loops on hook]
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Ch 1. This chain replaces the one you would make if you started with a regular base chain.
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Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. First foundation half double crochet (fhdc) made.
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Yarn over, insert hook into the "extra" ch 1 made in Step 3. Pull up a loop.
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Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Second fhdc made.
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Repeat for the third fhdc.
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Continue to work fhdc stitches until your foundation row is the required length.
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