Learn how to half double crochet with the step-by-step photo and video tutorial from Oombawka Design Crochet. The half double stitch is abbreviated as hdc and is the US Crochet Term. In UK terms the stitch is called the half treble crochet (htr).
How to Half Double Crochet
- Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up 1 loop (you have 3 loops on your hook).
- Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Watch the quick half double stitch video tutorial below to see how it’s done!
The half double crochet stitch is one of the easiest crochet stitches. It is taller than a single crochet (sc) and shorter than a double crochet (dc). It creates a lovely knit look when you work into the back bar (3rd loop) of the stitch. This stitch can be made quickly. The hdc stitch is great for blankets, hats, scarves and other projects too! It is my favorite crochet stitch because I find it one of the fastest stitches to make.
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