How to Crochet: Half Double Crochet DecreaseBy Rachel Choi – 19 Comments
Decrease are different depending on the stitch are you working with. If you are working with single crochets, you may want to make a single crochet decrease, or if you are using double crochet you may want to do a double crochet decrease. This tutorial will show you how to do a decrease for half double crochet (hdc) stitches. To do a half double crochet decrease, you must do the the following: (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Below are step by step pictures for the instructions. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. For left handed pictures, roll your mouse over the image and it will change for you.
Step 1: Starting with a small piece of work to practice on, yarn over.
Step 2: Insert hook into next stitch.
Step 3: Yarn over.
Step 4: Pull up a loop.
Step 5: Yarn over.
Step 6: Insert hook into next stitch.
Step 7: Yarn over.
Step 8: Pull up a loop.
Note: If you are working the decrease over more than 2 stitches, repeat steps 5 – 8 until the required number of stitches is worked. Then continue with steps 9 – 10.
Step 9: Yarn over.
Step 10: Pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Note: if you worked the decrease over more than 2 stitches, then you’ll have 1 more loop on your hook for each additional stitch worked. Be sure to pull through all loops on hook.
Congrats! You just complete 1 half double crochet decrease!
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