How to hdc3tog in Crochet – Half Double Crochet 3 Together

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to hdc3tog in crochet, then this post is for you! Half double crochet 3 together is a common technique used in crocheting that involves combining three stitches into one.

In this crochet tutorial, I will explain what exactly hdc3tog is and how to properly do it. We’ll also discuss the materials needed for the project, as well as helpful abbreviations and crochet charts.

Additionally, I’ll provide a step-by-step photo tutorial and video demonstration.

Finally, we’ll go over some frequently asked questions about hdc3tog so you can get all your answers in one place!

So let’s dive right into learning how to half double crochet 3 together in crochet!

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The steps of the hdc3tog:

  1. Yarn over.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop.
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2.
  4. Repeat step 1 and 2. You have 7 loops on the crochet hook.
  5. Yarn over.
  6. Pull through all loops on the crochet hook.

Materials Needed

To crochet the hdc3tog you can use any crochet hook size and yarn. If you’re following a crochet pattern, use the crochet hook and yarn suggested.

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Half Double Crochet 3 Together Abbreviations

The half double crochet 3 together is abbreviated hdc3tog in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

hdc3tog Crochet Chart Symbol

The half double crochet 3 together chart symbol is related to the half double crochet (hdc) stitch chart symbol.

It is a “T” with three legs.

It will be turned in the direction it will lay in your finished crochet work.

Photo showing the hdc3tog crochet stitch chart symbol.

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Alternative Half Double Crochet Decreases

Half Double Crochet 3 Together Step By Step Photo Tutorial

In this step by step photo tutorial you can learn the hdc3tog in a few easy steps. Grab your crochet hook and let’s get started with this easy way to decrease 2 crochet stitches.

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How to hdc3tog in Crochet – Half Double Crochet 3 Together

Janne Kleivset Janne Kleivset
Learn how crochet the stitch half double crochet 3 together. The half double crochet stitch is one of the basic crochet stitches that are the building blocks of crochet.
Cost 5
Total Time 20 minutes
Gauge Depends on the crochet hook and yarn you use
Sizes Depends on how many crochet stitches you crochet.

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Instructions

  • Yarn over (yo) and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the crochet hook.
    How to hdc3tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 3 Together Pin
  • Yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, you have 5 loops on the crochet hook.
    How to hdc3tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 3 Together Pin
  • Yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, you have 7 loops on the crochet hook.
    How to hdc3tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 3 Together Pin
  • Yarn over from back to front.
    How to hdc3tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 3 Together Pin
  • Pull yarn through all the loops on the crochet hook. You have now finished the half double crochet three together and have decreased 2 stitches.
    How to hdc3tog in Crochet - Half Double Crochet 3 Together Pin

hdc3tog Video Tutorial

Commonly Asked Questions About hdc3tog

What is a hdc3tog in crochet?

Hdc3tog in crochet is a crochet stitch that decreases the stitch count by 2 by working 3 stitches together.

What crochet projects can you use half double crochet three together?

You can use the half double crochet three together in all kinds of beautiful design. It’s usually used in crochet projects where you need to shape the crochet piece a lot, like babywear, crochet shawls, crochet clothing and amigurumi. It’s less frequently used in crochet blankets and scarfs.

Half Double Crochet Decreases – Step-By-Step Tutorials

  1. Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog)
  2. Half Double Crochet 3 Together (this tutorial)
  3. Half Double Crochet 4 Together (hdc4tog)
  4. Invisible Half Double Crochet Decrease
Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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