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How to Crochet a Half Double Stitch

February 24, 2010

The half double crochet stitch is my favorite stitch to work with. I love how it looks, and the height it has. It is often my go-to stitch for hats, scarves or anything else I want to make fairly quickly. Here’s how I make it:

  1. First, make a slip knot and chain your desired length (I did 15).
  2. Bring your yarn over.
  3. Then, insert the hook in the third chain from the hook.
  4. Bring your yarn over again, then pull your yarn through the loop on the hook.
    Three loops should remain.
  5. Yarn over again, then pull your yarn through all three loops on the hook.

    You’ve just completed one half double crochet stitch!
  6. Insert your hook in the next loop on the chain, then repeats steps 4-6 until you reach the end of your chain.
  7. Chain two, then turn your work over to the opposite side.
  8. Insert your hook in the second half double stitch of the previous row, then repeat steps 4-6 to create your next stitch.
  9. Repeat step 8 until you reach the end of your row. Note that your turning chain (chain 2) counts as one half double crochet stitch. Insert your hook in the top of the chain and create a final half double crochet stitch to complete your row.
  10. Chain 2 and turn to begin another chain. Repeat Steps 8-9 until you reach your desired length.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. DOYO permalink
    January 10, 2011 2:05 pm

    Hola buen dia.

    Te felicito por esta pagina, me encanta aunque siempre tengo que acudir a el traductor, porque no se ingles, y me intereza partisipar en todo lo que aqui enzeñan.

    Gracias por su tiempo un abrazo.

  2. January 11, 2011 6:41 pm

    Left handed crocheters will appreciate this tute!

  3. babs permalink
    January 11, 2011 6:54 pm

    Are the pictures backwards????

    • David M. permalink*
      January 12, 2011 1:13 am

      Nope, I’m just left-handed :)

  4. January 11, 2011 9:58 pm

    So perfectly clear!


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