When I first decided to try a chain-less foundation or a foundation chain (whichever you prefer), I watched a video and it confused me. I left it alone for a while and decided to try it again. Wowzers!!!! It's one of my new found loves!
Most of my new designs will begin with chain-less foundations and I will be updating my older patterns to this also. I Love the way it keeps the stitching more even and it gives a good stretch to the base of your project whereas a regular chain can sometimes be to tight.
Some people learn better with videos and others with photos.
If you're a video fan, here's a link to how to work this foundation:
HDC Chainless Foundation Video from AllFreeCrochet.com
If you're a fan of photos, here is how I do the Half Double crochet Chain-less Foundation
1) Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook in very first chain and pull up a loop
You'll now have 3 loops on your hook
4) Yarn over and insert hook in bottom chain
and pull up a loop