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HOW TO Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch

HOW TO Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch

LEARN HOW TO CROCHET THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:


This crochet tutorial is going to teach you how to crochet the half double crochet stitch. This crochet stitch 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, which are also two of the basic crochet stitches.

The crochet stitch is explained in a step-by-step picture guide as well as a short soundless video. It’s a great stich to know for beginner crochet patterns. If you follow more complex crochet patterns, it’s often not explained in detail, & you’ll have to learn it yourself. That’s why this crochet guide is going to be great to learn.

 

OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

 

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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

 

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

 

 

HOW TO CROCHET THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:


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 off without any extra explanation on how to chain or start a row. Consequently you should know how to crochet a chain.

To keep it simple, I’ve chained 10 stitches, turned and crocheted single crochet stitches across the chain row. Finally I have also chained 2 stitches to get the height of the half double crochet stitch.

Due to the height of the half double crochet stitch, I always suggest you start With 2 chains in the beginning of the row.

 

1. Yarn over

 

how to crochet the half double crochet stitchYarn over from back to front.

2. Draw up a loop

 

how to crochet the half double crochet stitchDraw up a loop from next stitch.

You now have 3 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over

 

how to crochet the half double crochet stitchYarn over from back to front.

4. Pull through all loops on hook

 

how to crochet the half double crochet stitchPull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

Finally you have now finished a Half Double Crochet Stitch.

 

HOW TO CROCHET THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:


This soundless video shows you how to crochet the half double crochet.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to the half double crochet stitch. It’s really a lovely stitch & can be used in many crochet patterns. Happy crocheting!

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