Let’s dive right in and learn how to crochet the half double crochet stitch.
Since you have mastered the single crochet stitch, you are ready to move on to the half double!
This is one of my favorite stitches and for good reason!
I love that the half double crochet stitch is quick to work, adds just a bit more texture than the single crochet, but it still gives a dense stitch pattern to my projects.
The half double crochet stitch is worked in the same way as the single crochet stitch, but we are adding one little yarn over. You will find this is true of most stitches, we are just adding one new step.
So, you will want to practice and practice and get that single crochet stitch down, then move on to this next one.
How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch
So, let’s get started with the half double stitch. Here are the written instructions and then I have included a video tutorial for you to watch and learn.
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, yarn over and pull through the three loops on the hook.
Tips and Notes
- Be sure to pull all three loops to the top of your row to make more consistent stitches.
- For beginners especially – count as you go and then go back and practice counting stitches to learn how to count your stitches and familiarize yourself with what the stitches look like.
- A great practice for all of these beginner stitches is to just make a square. That helps you practice those edges and counting stitches. If it doesn’t come out as a square, then you know there was an issue.