How To Do A Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half Double Crochet Stitch

Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full affiliate disclosure at the bottom of the page.

Sharing is caring!

The half double crochet (hdc) is one of my favorite crochet stitches to incorporate into a crochet pattern. While it isn’t as common as the single crochet stitch or double crochet stitch, it is still found often in crochet patterns. If you are new to crochet and just learning the stitches this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a half double crochet stitch can help you.

After you have learned how to do a half double crochet check out our step-by-step directions on how to do a single crochet.

Our Free Crochet Patterns Using the Single Crochet Stitch:

What Is A Half Double Stitch in Crochet?

The half double crochet stitch is slightly taller than a single crochet stitch and shorter than a double crochet stitch.

Compared to the single crochet stith, the half double requires a yarn over before inserting the hook into the stitch. And compared to the double crochet, the half double has you pull the last loop through all three loops on your hook instead of just two at a time.

What You Will Need to Make a Half Double Crochet Stitch

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook

Step By Step Guide On How To Make A Half Double Crochet Stitch With Pictures

1.) Make a slip knot to get your yarn on the crochet hook:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 1: make  a slip stitch

2.) Make a chain to the desired length:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 2: make a chain

3.) Yarn over on your crochet hook:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 3: yarn over

4.) Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 4: insert hook into 3rd chain from hook

5.) Yarn over again:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 5: yarn over

6.) Pull the yarn through the chain stitch on your hook (you will have 3 loops on your hook)

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 6: pull yarn through chain stitch

7.) Yarn over your crochet hook:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 7: yarn over

8.) Pull the yarn through all three loops:

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step 8: pull yarn through all loops

You have now completed your first half double crochet stitch.

Other Crochet Stitch Tutorials:

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.