How to do the Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitch (aka Front Loop Half Double Crochet)

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitches

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The half double crochet front loop only stitch is also sometimes called the front loop half double crochet stitch. It is not a common stitch that is used, but it will show up in some crochet patterns. In this step by step crochet stitch tutorial we will go over how to make a half double crochet front loop only stitch.

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Details

Abbreviation‘hdc-flo’, ‘hdcflo’, or ‘flhdc’
Difficultyeasy

What is a Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitch?

The half double crochet front loop only is when you do a half double crochet stitch, but instead of going under both loops of the stitch you are working in, you only insert your crochet hook under the front loop.

The Front Loops:

Front Loops of stitch tops marked with red line
The front loops of the stitches marked with a red line.

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Abbreviation

The half double crochet front loop only has a couple of abbreviations that you will often see on crochet patterns. The most common is hdc-flo or hdcflo.

And since people sometimes call this stitch the front loop half double crochet you will sometimes see the abbreviation used as flhdc.

Which abbreviation is used will depend on the pattern designer.

What You Need To Know to Make a Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitch

Video Tutorial

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitch

Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only Stitches

The half double crochet front loop only stitch cannot be started on a foundation row, you will need an existing row of stitches to work this stitch.

At the beginning of the row of these stitches you will want to chain 1.

Materials

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook

Instructions

  1. Insert the crochet hook under just the front loop of the stitch you are working in. Crochet hook inserted under just the front loop of the stitch when makeing a half double crochet front loop only
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.
  4. In the next stitch, repeat steps 1 - 3 and continue to do so for each consecutive stitch.

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