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 Step 1)  Yarn over (yo) and insert the hook in the third chain from the hook. Step 2) Draw yarn through that chain.  You now have 3 loops on your hook. Step 3)  Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. 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. Now chain 2 and turn your work. 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. 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. 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).   […]

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Crocheting for the Absolute Beginner

Hi All and Happy New Year, There is nothing like learning something new.  If you have always wanted to learn how to crochet, I’m here to help.  I have been crocheting for years, but I am no expert.  I love learning new stitches and techniques for crocheting.  What I learn I will share with you.  I will also share when […]

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Change is Good

Yes,  it’s has been a over a year since I last wrote anything.  Many things have happen over that year. The biggest was my decision to no longer make bath and body products to sell.  I still make them,  but now it’s for my personal use and for friends and family as I did before. The other major thing that happened was I dislocated my ankle and broke the fibula the first week of December by slipping on ice.  After surgery I was on medical leave from work for three months.  So,  what do you do for three month when you are stuck on the couch besides watch Netflix? For me it was crocheting.  I learned to crochet when I was about nine years old and I picked it up again a few years back to make Christmas gifts.  The timing of this accident allowed me to work on a baby blanket for my cousin and a lot of hats and scarves.  To the point that when I finished one my husband would say “Oh, another one”.  Since I couldn’t walk with out the use of crutches or my knee walker (which was AWESOME by the way) I would order from Craftsy.com for more yarn.  I have a very understanding husband. I  rediscovered how much I love to crochet.  It is to the point now if I’m not working on something while watching TV,  I feel like something is missing.  So, with that […]

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