How to Half Double Crochet for the Absolute Beginner

Hi All!

Welcome back.  It is time to learn another crochet stitch.  This is lesson number 3 in the series.  I will be showing you how to do the Half Double Crochet stitch (hdc).  So, grab your hook and yarn and let’s get started.

Chain (ch) 16 + 2

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Step 1)  Yarn over (yo) and insert the hook in the third chain from the hook.

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Step 2) Draw yarn through that chain.  You now have 3 loops on your hook.

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Step 3)  Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

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Step 4)  Repeat steps 1 through 3 until you get to the end of the chain.  When your done you will have a something that looks like this.

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Now chain 2 and turn your work.

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Step 5)  Insert you hook in the second chain from the hook and repeat steps 1 through 3 until you get to the end of the row.

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That’s it.  You now know how to make a Half Double crochet (hdc).  If you want to continue on to make a sample swatch, remember to chain 2 at the end of each row and start the next row in the third chain from the hook.  Here’s what several rows look like.

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That’s the Half double crochet. Let me know if I can answer any questions or can help I any way.  In my next post I will show you how to do the Double Crochet (dc).

 

See you next time,

Kimberly

 

 

 

 

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