Time for another basic crochet tutorial. This one will cover a stitch I love to use because it is not super tall and gives a great thick texture. It is the Half Double Crochet.
You may be aware that there are two different sets of names for crochet stitches – the U.K. version and the U.S. version. This is the U.K. Half Double Crochet which is called the Half Treble stitch in the U.S. system.
Start by “yarning over” your hook. This yarn should wrap over your hook from the back to the front.
Next insert the hook into the next stitch or space. Yarn over and pull through that one loop.
Now you should have three loops on your hook.
Yarn over again and pull through all three loops.
All done! You should have one loop left on your hook ready for the next stitch.
I recently used this stitch for the edging on my rainbow heart crochet blanket which is almost finished. See the latest progress post here and look out for the finished project post very soon.
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Quick Summary Version
- Yarn over
- Insert hook
- Yarn over & pull through
- Yarn over & pull through 3 loops
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