How to Make a Half Double Crochet Stitch

Learning to half double crochet is a must-know in crochet and we’ll guide you along. Let’s not waste any time and dive right into the half-double crochet.

You’ll see that half-double crochets are referred to as “hdc” in patterns.

How to half double crochet stitch

How to Crochet a Half Double Crochet

Step 1) Start by chaining (ch) to your desired length.

Step 2) Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it in the third chain back from the hook.

Step 3) Pull the yarn through the chain on the project and you should have 3 loops on your hook at this point.

Step 4) Wrap the yarn over and pull through the 3 loops on your hook. One loop will remain on the hook and you will have completed one half double crochet. Repeat steps 1-4 for more half double crochets.

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What to Learn Next

So that was an easy crochet stitch to learn, right? Let’s move onto the famous double crochet and tackle that too. Congrats on learning the half double crochet and will repetition, you’ll commit it to memory.