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There are some cool looking crochet stitches and the half double crochet back loop only is one of those. In this crochet stitch tutorial, we go over step by step how to make a half double crochet back loop only stitch.
The half double crochet back loop stitch is also commonly referred to in crochet patterns as a back loop half double crochet.
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 blhdc, hdc-blo, or hdc blo.
Crochet Patterns Using the Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch
Back Loop Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial
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 and turn your work, the initial chain of the row will not count as a stitch:
Step 2.) Yarn over:
Step 3.) Insert hook into the back loop of the 1st stitch:
Step 4.) Yarn Over:
Step 5.) Pull the yarn back through the back loop, you will have 3 loops on your hook:
Step 6.) Yarn Over:
Step 7.) Pull the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook:
Repeat across the row:
Other Crochet Stitch Tutorials:
- Single Crochet
- Single Crochet Back Loop Only
- Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch
- Half Double Slip Stitch
- Extended Single Crochet