How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch

///How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch

How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch


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About This Stitch

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook
    • Most medium weight yarn calls for a 5.0 or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook.  If you aren’t sure you’re going to like crocheting enough to keep doing it, then I would suggest just purchasing one hook to try it out.  If you plan to keep crocheting then it’s worth investing in a good set.  I highly recommend the Clover Amour Crochet Hooks.  Those are the ones I use and they are hands down the best crochet hooks I’ve ever laid my hands on.  Click here to check them out on Amazon.
  • Yarn Needle
    • You will need a yarn needle for weaving in your ends on finished crochet projects.

Stitches & Abbreviations Used

Ch = Chain Stitch

HDC = Half Double Crochet Stitch

Crocheting the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch

Getting Started

Crocheting a HDC

Yarn over.  Insert your hook in the indicated Ch or stitch.  Yarn over.  Pull through Ch or stitch.  Yarn over.  Pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

You have just made your very first HDC!

Making a Swatch

Foundation Chain

Chain 22

R1: HDC in the 3rd Ch from the hook.  HDC in the next 19 Ch.  Turn your work.  (20 HDC)

R2: Ch 2.  HDC in the 1st HDC.  HDC in the next 19 HDC.  Turn your work.  (20 HDC)

Repeat R2 until you feel comfortable with the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch.

Make sure to check out the video tutorial from The Crochet Crowd at the top of this post for a good visual on how to crochet the Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch.

To learn how to crochet the Double (DC) Stitch, click here.


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Sources and Credits

The video embedded in this tutorial is courtesy of The Crochet Crowd.  I did not create it and I am not affiliated with The Crochet Crowd in any way.

Mikey taught me most of what I know about crocheting from watching his videos and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to learn.

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By |2019-01-18T22:15:10+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Crochet, Crochet Stitches|Tags: , |0 Comments

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