How to Crochet: Half Double Crochet Stitches (hdc)By Rachel Choi – 32 Comments
Half double crochet stitches are exactly what they imply! The are half of a double crochet stitch. Here is how to make a half double crochet stitch: Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, draw through 1 lp, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook
Here is a picture tutorial for a more detailed explanation. 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: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 2: Insert your hook into the stitch you want to make your half double crochet in.
Step 3: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 4: Pull the strand of yarn through 1 loop on your hook. You should now have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over (wrap the yarn around your hook)
Step 6: Pull the strand of yarn through all 3 loops on your hook. You should now have 1 loop on your hook.
Congrats! You just complete one half double crochet stitch! To make more stitches repeat steps 1 – 6. When you start a new row of half double crochets be sure to chain 2 before starting. This will ensure that the beginning of your row will be the same height as the rest of your row.
If you need more help, just let me know by leaving a comment and I’ll be glad to help!