(DC, FPdc) in next stitch

Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Tutorials | 12 comments

This is the main increase stitch I use for my Textured Slouchy Beret, and I’ve had enough questions about it, so here is a tutorial.  Hopefully this will help, but if you still have questions don’t hesitate to ask.

(DC, FPdc) in next dc means this….

You are going to dc in the next dc, but you are also going to FPdc around the stitch you just did your dc in.  Here is a breakdown of the steps.

1)  yo, insert hook into next stitch

2)  yo, pull up a loop

3)  yo, pull through 2 loops on hook

4)  yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook (dc made)

dc completed

The next picture shows you the dc you just completed,  and shows you where you will be doing your FPdc.

5)  yo, insert hook from front to back behind post indicated above.

6)  yo, pull up a loop

7)  yo, pull  through 2 loops on hook

9)  yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook (FPdc completed)

I hope this helps.  And again, if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy Crocheting! 

12 Comments

  1. Popped in for WIPW, little unsure whether or not you’re still doing that? Has stash busting replaced it, or is it in addition to it? I’ve been thinking of ways to keep track of stash too, but with so much yarn being donated for my other blog, Bridge and Beyond…not sure it’s reasonable. lol Maybe that’s an excuse?

    Good luck on all fronts.

    • Sandy,
      I’m still doing it…..just got my days of the week mixed up. Thanks for the note! It’s up now, so I’d love for you to add it now.

  2. Ok i am working a pattern that calls for a fpce around the next 4 dc`s how can i do that can anyone help

    • Linda, is it one of my patterns? If it is, then there is a typo. I don’t use the abbreviation fpce. If it’s not my pattern I can do a little digging and see if I can help you. Let me know.

      • No its a typo on my end it was suppose to read fpdc but thank you anyway

  3. Hello,
    I have a question.
    Firts of all..sorry for my englisch, i’m Dutch. so that can explane a lot :)
    I have a patern where you must crochet like the above pictures.
    If i do that, than my babyhat curls to the outsite instead of going straight.
    Can you tell me what i’m doing wrong??
    Thank you!

    • If it is curling (like the shape of a bowl) then you don’t have enough stitches to make it lay flat. Or you may just be crocheting too tight.
      If it is rippling (wavy on the outside) then you may have too many stitches. Let me know if you need more help.

      • Thank you for answering my question :) and i’m sorry for my late response.
        When i’m chrochetting the hat, i follow the instructions.
        I don’t think its to tight…it feels loose anyway :)
        So i think it’s rippling, but when i’m couting the stitches it’s right!
        I did it over and over…and over, but evrerytime wrong.
        But i’m gonna do it again and again…and again. :D i’m not gonna give up *lol*
        I must say…for a beginner like me…chrochetting in English, it’s not to bad :D
        I have finished the hat with another border then the instruction…the crap-stich.
        I like it, but it’s not the border that i want, so i’m gonna keep trying!!!…
        Thank you!!!

  4. What if the directions show the FPDC than a DC in same stitch were do you put the DC?

    Thank you

    • You would do the dc in the same stitch that you just did your FPdc around. Basically it would look like you were putting the dc behind the FPdc. Hope that helps.

  5. I am so literal that I like your arrows in the diagram pointing to what you are saying in words. What I never can get anyone to tell me is:

    1) In sstarting a dc row and it says nex stitch is that the first hole right by the chain?

    2) Where is the whole stitch when referring to a dc. You have a hole, post, hole sequence. Whcih hole goes with the post part of the stitch? Is it the hole before or after the post that makes up the stitch? Which is the hole to go into that is part of the post?

    Thanis for any hel;.

    • Maureen,
      1) Normally with a dc row you will skip the first st that you did your chains from. (there are exceptions to this rule though.)
      2) When you complete a dc the top of the stitch (the hole you’re referring to) would be where you would crochet your next row into. Hope that makes sense. If not I can try to clarify it better.

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