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HOW TO Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch

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 (hdc). 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 silent video. It’s a great stitch 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.

 

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO CROCHET THE HDC:


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:

 


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  • 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

How to crochet the half double crochet stitch

Learn how to crochet the half double crochet, a basic crochet stitch.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Materials

Instructions

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: Yarn over from back to front.
    how to crochet the half double crochet stitch
  2. Draw up a loop: Draw up a loop from next stitch. You now have 3 loops on your hook.
    how to crochet the half double crochet stitch
  3. Yarn over: Yarn over from back to front.
    how to crochet the half double crochet stitch
  4. Pull through all loops on hook: Pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
    how to crochet the half double crochet stitch

Finally you have now finished a Half Double Crochet Stitch.

Notes

Abbreviation:  

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

*The silent video shows you how to crochet the half double crochet.

 

See Also
how to crochet the broomstick lace stitch

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE HALF DOUBLE STITCH:


Find the patterns here.

 

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

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