How to do a Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

How to do a Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

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There are some cool looking crochet stitches and the half double crochet back loop only is one of those, at least for me. In this tutorial, we go over step by step how to make a half double crochet back loop only stitch.

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Swatch Sample

If you Look at the top of a crochet stitch you will notice two loops that make a V shape.

Back loop only means that instead of inserting your crochet hook under both of the top loops in a stitch, you only insert the hook in the back loop.

Abbreviation for Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

On crochet patterns, half double crochet back loop only will be abbreviated as hdc-blo or hdc blo.

Crochet Patterns Using the Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

Step By Step Guide On How To Make Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch With Pictures

Step 1.) Once you have your foundation row or row that you are starting the hdc-blo on chain 1:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 1

Step 2.) Yarn over:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 2
Where to find the back loop on crochet
The loop marked with the red line is the back loop where you will be inserting your hook.

Step 3.) Insert hook into the back loop of the 1st stitch:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 3

Step 4.) Yarn Over:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 4

Step 5.) Pull the yarn back through the back loop, you will have 3 loops on your hook:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 5

Step 6.) Yarn Over:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 6

Step 7.) Pull the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook:

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Step 7

Repeat across the row:

Full Row of Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only Stitches

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