HOW TO: Crochet the half double crochet



– one of the basic crochet stitches

HOW TO: crochet the half double crochet

 

Today I’m going to go through all the necessary steps on how to crochet the “Half Double Crochet”. This is one of the most basic crochet stitches & it is often used.

As the name suggests it is something in between the “Single Crochet”  & “Double Crochet”.  You can find an overview of all basic crochet stitches here.

The stitch is going to be explained in a step-by-step picture guide as well as a short soundless video.

Just grab your hook & yarn – let’s start.

 

Abbreviation:  

The “Half Double Crochet” is often shortened to “hdc” in crochet patterns.

 

The steps:

1. Yarn over

2. Draw up a loop

3. Yarn over

4. Pull through all loops on hook

 

Starting:

I’m starting this guide strait off without any extra explanation on how to chain or start a row.

However you should have a few chains before you start (read more about chains here).

In the pictures I have chained 10 stitches, turned & crocheted single crochets across the chain row.

I have also chained 2 stitches to get the height of the half double crochet stitch.

 

1. Yarn over

HOW TO: crochet the half double crochet

Yarn over from back to front.

2. Draw up a loop

HOW TO: crochet the half double crochet

Draw up a loop from next stitch.

You now have 3 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over

HOW TO: crochet the half double crochet

Yarn over from back to front.

4. Pull through all loops on hook

HOW TO: crochet the half double crochet

Pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

You have now finished a “Half Double Crochet”.

Video guide:

The video has no sound, but is a great compliment to the written text & video tutorial.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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