The Chainless Single Crochet stitch, also known as FSC, is a great alternative to a starting chain.
I personally love it because it basically skips a step for me (chaining and single crocheting one row/round), but it also has a great stretch to it.
I love to use it for starting necklines, rounds, and rows for just about all of my projects!
The video tutorial below is by me, a left-handed crocheter. If you are right handed, the steps will be the same but you will be working in the opposite direction.
Patterns that use FSC
Georgia Scarf– this is a really great project if you’re just learning FSC! You’ll use it in the beginning round and then the rest is just sc and chaining!
Boston Earwarmer – another quick and easy project that starts with a FSC foundation round.
Siesta Sweater– when you’ve gotten the hang of it, give this fun garment a try!
Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
Yarn over, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook).
Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (1 loop on hook). One fsc completed.
Insert hook through both loops of the backside of 1st stitch completed.
Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
Yarn over, pull through 1 loop. (2 loops on hook) Yarn over pull through 2 loops. (1 loop on hook)
Second fsc stitch completed.
Continue until you reach desired number of stitches.
Please see the video below for a step by step tutorial on how to complete the fsc stitch.
Need more left-handed tutorials? Check out my growing list of Left-Handed Crochet Stitch Tutorials!
If you are looking for one that you don’t see, please leave me a comment below and let me know what stitch tutorials you’d like to see from me!
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