Once you master the foundation single crochet stitch the beginning row of larger projects will be much easier. You’ll wish you had learned it a long time ago!!
Here are a few links to articles and videos that you may find helpful in learning the foundation single crochet stitch.
Video –single crochet foundation row
Craftsy – foundation single crochet stitch
Lion Brand – chainless single crochet foundation row
New Stitch a Day – Foundation single crochet stitch – right and left handed
This same method can also be used to create foundation half and double crochet stitches with just a few extra steps.
If you would like to try a foundation single crochet stitch with one less step try the one below. It isn’t perfect, but a little easier and won’t make a difference in the finish look of the project if you are adding an edge stitch at the end.
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)- simple version – Ch 2. Insert hook into second chain from hook. Yarn over and draw up a loop (you will have 2 loops on your hook), yarn over and draw through both loops. To create the Next sc (repeat the following steps for as many scs as you need): Insert hook into the bottom loops of the previous fsc made. Yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.