Thursday, September 20, 2012

Half double crochet stitch

The half double crochet stitch is nice when you want the density of a single crochet, but you want a little height. This stitch works up a little faster than the single crochet stitch, but it doesn't leave you with the hole-y look like the double crochet stitch.

To make a half double crochet stitch: yarn over once before inserting hook. Insert hook, yarn over and draw one loop through. (You will have three loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and pull through all three loops.
Abreviation: hdc
Here we have a swatch of half double crochet. 

The red is a swatch of single crochet. Notice the size difference.

To learn how this stitch is made, watch the video on the directory of stitches page. 

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