This tutorial is the 5th in a series of 8, designed to teach you the basics of crochet.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – Basic Stitches
At the end of the 8 part tutorial, you will be able to crochet the basic stitches, do a slip knot, chain and make a magic ring.
Last time I showed you:
Today you will learn how to crochet the half-double crochet stitch.
It creates a dense, flat pattern suitable for a multitude of patterns.
Below you will find the written tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos and a short video that shows you in detail how to make the half double crochet stitch.
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The abbreviation for the half-double crochet stitch is hdc.
This abbreviation is written in US terminology using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Step 1: Start with a chain.
Step 2: Yarn over and insert hook in the 4th chain from hook, yarn over again, and pull up a loop.
You will have three loops on your hook.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull through the three loops on the hook.
Your half-double crochet stitch is complete.
This is what a row of half-double crochet stitches looks like.
And this is how you crochet the Half Double Crochet. If you found this tutorial helpful, please share and Pin it! Follow me on Pinterest here.
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