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How To Crochet Half Double Crochet HDC

half double crochet

The half double crochet stitch is a versatile and popular crochet technique that falls between the height of a single crochet and a double crochet. This stitch creates a balanced fabric with a bit more height and texture. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of crocheting the half double crochet stitch, enabling you to bring a unique touch to your crochet creations.

Step By Step

  1. Yarn over and insert the hook into the designated stitch or space.
  2. Yarn over once more and pull the yarn through the space. You should have three loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook. This completes one half double crochet stitch.


Check out this video showing how to crochet half double crochet stitch.

Notation In Crochet Diagrams

In this article I use US notation.

Abbreviation of this stitch is – hdc. In diagram this stitch looks like this:

half double crochet


Congratulations! You’ve learned how to crochet versatile half double crochet stitch. Experiment with different color combinations, yarn weights, and stitch patterns to create unique and eye-catching designs.

Happy crocheting!

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