The half double crochet stitch is one of my favorites. Often overlooked, and in my opinion underutilized, the hdc stitch has some great properties. It creates a more solid fabric, without leaving as much open "lacy" space as taller stitches, but it's got much more drape and flexibility than single crochet. Even if you've never heard of it before, you can learn this simple stitch in seconds.
How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch: Right Handed Version:
How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch: Left Handed Version:
Written Instructions for the Half Double Crochet Stitch
Yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on the hook. Done!
Easy as can be, right? In less than 2 minutes you've just learned a stitch and how many chains to make to start a row of them. I hope you enjoyed learning about this fun stitch! There are lots of patterns that use the hdc stitch here at moogly, including:
- Cable Heart Gift Bag
- Rainbow in the Clouds Pillow
- Baby in Bloom Sweater and it's matching Bonnet
- Toot Sweet Newborn Bonnet
- Riley Flower Square Motif
... and more! Thanks for watching! Is there a stitch you'd like me to demonstrate that you haven't seen here on moogly? Let me know in the comments!
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