Melu Crochet Guide: Foundation Half Treble/ Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHtr/FHdc)

FHtr Foundation Half Treble crochet (UK terminology)/

FHdc Foundation Half Double crochet (US terminology)

The foundation stitches allow you to make the chain at the same time as your stitch, saving time, making it easier to count if you are making a long piece of work such as a blanket, and when using colour changing yarn, allows the colour to flow through your work continuously.


1) Slip knot,
2) Ch1,3) yarn over,
4) insert into chain (indicated by needle)5) pull through,6) yarn over,
7) pull through (three loops on hook),8) yarn over,9) pull through 1 loop
10) yarn over,11) pull through all three loops.
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You have now made the equivalent of a chain, turning chain and 1 htr/hdc.

If you are continuing to fhtr/fhdc, your next stitch will go into the chain indicated by the needle:

I hope you enjoy using this technique, I’d love to see what you make- don’t forget to add #melucrochet when you post your photos 🙂

The guide and all photos within the guide are protected under copyright and are the property of Melu Crochet.

I use the Foundation Half Treble/Double in my new Sidestep Bobble Pom Pom Wrap pattern:

See my progress making my latest Sidestep Bobble Pom Pom Wrap on Instagram @Melucrochet 

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Bobble stitch charts by Melucrochet.com
Free Witch Bobble stitch chart
Free Halloween Pumpkin Square

If you’d like to see more of my bobble stitch patterns, take a look at the Bobble Stitch Squares Set by Melu Crochet on etsy.

🎄⛄️🎄Use this easy to read crochet pattern to make your own Christmas bunting decoration for your home! Get into the Christmas spirit by making one for a friend! Ideal for an original handmade Christmas gift 💝
Cactus Bobble Stitch Cushion
Baby Fox Bobble Stitch Blanket
What makes you different makes you beautiful -blanket 
Chevron Bobble Block Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern: Unicorn Bobble Stitch Face Cloth

If you would like to try other bobble stitch patterns, take a look at these:

For the Bobble stitch chart patterns above, click here

If you’d like to see my other patterns, please take a look at my etsy shop

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