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How to Crochet a Half Double Crochet?

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Today….we master the half double crochet stitch (or the hdc). What is this…you say? A half double crochet stitch is one of the most common stitches and still on the easy spectrum of learning crochet.

We will start with how to make this and then put it to work!

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Let’s dive in. Go grab some yarn and a crochet needle. Anything will do…we are going to practice.

The half double crochet (or hdc) falls between a single crochet and a double crochet in height, but instead of working off 2 loops at a time, you draw the yarn through all the loops (3loops) on the hook.

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Step 1: Create the chain

All crochet projects are going to start with the slip knot to get the yarn on the hook. Next, we will make a foundation chain using chain stitches.

Step 2: Start in the correct chain

To work the first half double crochet in the chain, you will need to find the third chain from the hook. This will only be for this row as we are starting our project in the foundation chain.

Step 3: Yarn over (YO) and insert the hook into the 3rd stitch

Yarn over before you put the hook into the chain, insert the crochet hook into the stitch, yarn over again and pull through the stitch.

You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over one more time and pull through all 3 loops.

That’s it!!! Repeat the steps down the remainder of the chain and you have make your first row of HDC.

Now, we find us a project.

Easy Scarf Pattern for the Beginner Crocheter

Using tips from our last blog (read more HERE), we learned about the best places to find FREE crochet patterns.

For our project today, I headed straight to Ravelry to find us the perfect one. After a very quick search, our project was secured!

Find the pattern HERE. The pattern was created by Alexandra Tavel with Two of Wands. Go check her out!!! The pattern link has an option to download a PDF of the pattern

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Supplies needed

Yarn – Lion BrandAmazon Link
N (10mm) hookAmazon Link
Tapestry NeedleAmazon Link

Video Tutorial

Wrapping this one up!

Now it’s your turn and I want to know how your project went. Or if you have any questions. Tell us below in the comments.

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