Double Foundation ChainI first came across Double Foundation Chain in the Encyclopaedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont.
Thérèse provides the following instructions (UK terms):
This is begun with two chain stitches, the hook is inserted between the threads composing the first chain stitch, the thread is passed over the the hook, which is drawn through bringing the loop of the thread with it; the thread is again passed over the needle and drawn through both loops; the hook is then inserted into the left hand loop of the stitch just made, the thread is passed over the hook and drawn through, then passed over it again and drawn through both loops, and so on.
This type of chain can often be used in place of narrow fancy braid when the latter cannot be obtained in the required thickness or colour.
My Instructions (US terms):
Round 1Chain 2
Round 2insert hook into first chain, single crochet
Round 3*insert hook into loop furthest from hook, sc
Round 4 and subsequent roundsrepeat from *
slip stitch to finish.
insert hook into first chain stitch
yarn over, pull through
yarn over pull through both loops on hook
insert hook into loop furthest from hook
yarn over and pull through
yarn over, pull through both loops on hook
Front of double foundation chain.
Back of double foundation chain.