How to use the foundation double crochet method – my first video!

When I made my sky blue waistcoat back in March, I mentioned that the pattern used a different way of working the foundation chain and first row of double crochet. This method eliminates the risk of the chain getting twisted around, it’s super fast AND it’s much easier to count your stitches. I’ve been using this method a lot recently, so when I got a new digital camera (thank you Nectar Card!) I decided to make a quick how-to video…. and here it is!

I used this method to start off making this tissue box cover that I made for my Dad for Fathers Day, and I’m in the process of writing up the pattern.

KODAK Digital Still CameraHopefully I’ll have it done in time to share it with you later this week.

If you watch the YouTube video, please let me know if you found it at all helpful!

Ooh! It’s HandmadeMonday!



7 thoughts on “How to use the foundation double crochet method – my first video!

  1. aussiebeachgal says:

    Hi thanks for sharing, and well done on making your first video. Hope there will be more down the line!

    You mention the tail being on the ‘other’ side. Which side is the actual ‘right side’ therefore, after you’ve crocheted both the combined chain row and first sc (American) row? Cheers, heather


    • bamcrafts says:

      Sorry I took a while to get back to you!

      Whatever method you use (crochet chain then work a dc into each stitch, or use the foundation double crochet method) you end up with your first row of double crochet completed. Whether this is the right side or wrong side depends on the pattern.

      What I meant by the tail being on the other side was that when you start with the foundation dc method you will end up with the tail end ofyour yarn at the opposite end of the row to the working end of the yarn.

      When you work the chain first THEN work a dc in each stitch the working yarn and the tail end will be at the same end of the row.

      It helps to remember this if you lose track of how many rows you have worked as you can tell at a glance whether you have worked an odd or even number.

      Hope that makes sense! 🙂


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