I’ve got a new crochet basics video up today – the foundation single crochet stitch! This is one of my favorite stitches, and one of my favorite ways to start off a new project. I’ve used it in all of the these patterns:
Tasseled Neckerchief | Feather and Fan Baby Blanket | Black Cat Slouch Hat
Check out the video below, and (please!) subscribe to my little baby youtube channel. I’ll be your best friend for always if you do. 🙂
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Jess | Make and Do Crew says
Alexis, your videos are so inspiring! I love how you’ve been cranking them out. I hope to be soon too 🙂
And I’ve never tried FSC before. Seems SOOOO much better than the typical way of chaining though. Thanks for the lesson!
Thanks so much, Jess! I so appreciate that! Can’t wait for your videos. 🙂
shelly @ diy mama says
Three questions: camera, music and video program? 🙂 I’m getting together content to start doing video for my blog but don’t know where to get music or which program to look into. I have a gopro but I’m wondering if I need something like a Powershot.
Hi Shelly! I’m just using my regular Canon DSLR for the video. 🙂 I am using Premiere Pro for editing (it’s included in Creative Cloud, which I was already paying for). And I bought a subscription to epidemic sound for the music (I think it’s a good deal. Check it out.) Good luck!
Linda Bienvenu says
Love this, thanks. I’m going to try the neckerchief.
This is GREAT! I was just about to start up a blanket and saw your post today. You have saved my life and eyes today. I’ve seen a few tutorials for FSC in the past, but yours really best explained what all the chaining and loops were for. Thank you ♥
Thank you so much! I’m so glad it was helpful for you! That is really so great to hear. 🙂
Thanks for the video! I was getting stuck with the written instructions but the video changed everything! As someone who hates to chain, this will be so much better!!!
So glad the video was helpful for you!! I hate to chain too, so this is totally my favorite way to start a project.
Kathryn eve Koran says
Alexis, you are amazing. I have really learned a lot from you. You make things so simple and easy to understand. I made my feather and fan baby blanket and it turned out so nice. The foundation crochet is the best; what a difference. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise.
What a sweet comment! Thank you so much! I am so happy to hear your feather and fan blanket turned out great! Thanks again for taking the time to come by and leave a comment. 🙂
you are a life saver! I’ve tried FSC before and it was a mess, so i got frustrated and went old school. I’m excited to try it with your feather and fan baby blanket very soon! I’m just in the process of picking out kids room colours, but once that’s done I plan to crank out two blankets!
I know I got frustrated the first few times I tried it too, but once I got it down, I loved it! Good luck with the kids room! That sounds fun! 🙂
Thank you sooooo much for the simple explanation of this stitch! I’ve made a couple of your black cat hats for a fundraiser at my Mom’s care home, so thank you for the pattern also it’s amazing.
You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! 🙂
I just discovered your blog through Pinterest the other day. I love it! You are so awesome! You make such creat patterns with clear instructions and some of the best videos I’ve seen! So glad I found you! I’m going to make your black cat hat for my bestie and I’m going to attempt to make a baby one for her baby that’s due in January! Wish me luck!! Thanks again for all your awesomeness!
What a sweet comment! Thank you so much!
THANK YOU! I have watched a few videos and It wasn’t making sense. But once you explained that you still make a chain and then the sc… it was like forehead slap. Thanks so much!
You are so welcome! So glad it was helpful for you!!
I do fine up until about stitch 4 then I get so confused. I feel like I am pulling through too many times. I also can’t seem to figure out which stitch to go into. I have been crocheting for 40 years. I am pretty good at making most things but this stitch really has me stumped. Any suggestions?
Jeanie McLaughlin says
I’m new to crochet. I had some problems with my hands. The therapist recommended crochet, Now I’m hooked. I love it. Your video was so easy to follow. Thank You.
Have watched multiple video tutorials to understand the what and how of doing FSC, this is the one that really made sense of things. I so struggle with the first few rows because of the tight, twisty nature of a chain…will use this always from now on. THANK YOU!
Lorraine Gaul says
I’ve been crocheting for over 60 years. Your video just taught me something new! Thanks
Kelsey-Jean M Miller says
I have been trying this for a half hour, nothing i do looks anything like yours. I have rewatched and rewatched and crocheted along exactly and i don’t get a nice flush bottom row of the fsc. I don’t get this at all.