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Half double crochet

A taller version of the single crochet, half-double crochet adds more height and creates a little bit more open fabric.

Facts & handy tips

Half-double crochet is between single and double crochet. It makes an even texture that is a little open, but not too much. In this easy to follow tutorial we will show you everything you need to know to work this basic crochet stitch. This stitch can be used for everything from scarves and sweaters, hats and mittens, to housewares.

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Step By Step

01 step1 half double crochet

1.

Working into a foundation chain: Start with the hook in your right hand and the foundation chain in your left.

02 step2 half double crochet

2.

Move the hook under and then over the yarn to loop the yarn around it.

03 step3 half double crochet

3.

Insert your crochet hook into the middle of the third stitch from the hook.

04 step4 half double crochet

4.

Loop the yarn around the hook.

05 step5 half double 20crochet

5.

Scoop the yarn with the groove of your hook and pull it through the stitch. There are now three loops on your hook.

Loop the yarn around the hook again and pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook. You have now worked one stitch in half double crochet stitch. Repeat steps 2 to 5 into the next stitch to continue working in half double crochet stitch.

06 step1 half double crochet on row

6.

When you're working across a row that's already been crocheted:

Make a turning chain of two stitches. Then loop the yarn around your hook.

07 step3 half double 20crochet on row

7.

Insert your crochet hook into the middle of the third stitch from the hook.

Loop the yarn around your hook.

08 step5 half double crochet on row

8.

Scoop the yarn with the groove of your hook and pull it through the stitch. There are now three loops on your hook.

Loop the yarn around the hook again and pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook. Repeat into the next stitch to continue working in half double crochet stitch.

Well done, another technique mastered! *high five*

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