Half Double Crochet (hdc) – Crochet Tutorials

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This tutorial shows how one can crochet the half double crochet stitch. In crochet patterns, this stitch is mentioned as hdc.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

We start with a row of foundation crochet chain.(click for tutorial).

Half double crochet stitch is as tall as 2 chain stitches. So chain 2 to bring the hook to the top of the row. These two chains will be considered the first stitch of the row.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Wrap yarn around the hook.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pass hook through the chain (usually fourth from the right but depends on the pattern).

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Yarn over (wrap yarn around the hook) like shown below.
Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pull the wrapped yarn through the chain.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

At this point, we will have 3 loops on the hook.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Yarn over again.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pull through all the 3 loops.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

 

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

We have now completed our first half double crochet stitch.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

To make the next half double crochet stitch, yarn over.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pass hook through chain.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Yarn over.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pull through the chain.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

We will have 3 loops on the hook now. Yarn over and pull through all three of them.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Second stitch is done.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Continue till the end of the row.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

 

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

 

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

We have now reached the end of the row. So let us now learn how to crochet the second row.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

For this, we will have to chain 2 to bring the hook to the top of the row. These chains are called the turning chains.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Now turn your work so that the chain is at the right side.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Now we crochet just like we did above. Yarn over.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Pass hook through the braid like chain that is formed at the top of the first row. You can pass through both loops that form the V shape or just the front loop or just the back loop. Each variation will give a slightly different texture to the crocheted fabric.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Yarn over and draw the yarn through the chain.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

We have 3 loops on the hook now.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Yarn over and

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

pull through all 3 loops.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

This is how the fabric will look after the completion of 2 rows.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

This is the chart for our half double crochet sampler shown above. The standard symbol  used for half double crochet in crochet patterns is the English letter T.

Half double crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Hope you found the tutorial useful. Please leave your comments below.

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