How To Crochet The Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc) Photo And Video Tutorial

July 10, 2019
This tutorial is the 5th in a series of 8, designed to teach you the basics of crochet.




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 

1. How to make a magic ring

2. How to make a slip knot and crochet the chain stitch


3. How to crochet the slip stitch

4. How to crochet the single crochet stitch

Today you will learn how to crochet the half double crochet stitch.

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 half double crochet is taller than a single crochet stitch and shorter than a double crochet stitch.

It creates a dense, flat pattern suitable for a multitude of patterns.

Video Tutorial


For those who learn better from watching videos, I've made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the half double crochet stitch.


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Photo Tutorial

The abbreviation for the half double crochet stitch is hdc.

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 hook. 

Your half double crochet stitch is complete.




This is how a row of half double crochet stitches looks like.


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