Monday, March 26, 2012

Tutorial--FSC--Foundation Single Crochet

FSC (foundation single crochet) is a great technique to know.  You use this instead of a beginning chain, to create a more stretchy base for your piece.  This is especially helpful in garments, for top-down construction.  You can use the FSC for the collar or the top of a shawl, to keep it as stretchy as the rest of the garment.
I used the FSC in my Appreciation Cowl, to create a uniform edge on both sides of the cowl. If I had used a plain chain when I started the cowl, I would have ended up with the cowl having less give on one side.  Below is my tutorial on FSC.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite crochet cast on. What's the point of the chain, I have to ask myself, when you can FSC? So useful!

    Your tutorial is clear and easy to follow.