How to Half Double Crochet (Hdc)
Hi Noble Knitters! It's Suzanne with NobleKnits.com with another crochet technique. Today's technique is known as the half double crochet (abbreviation: hdc).
We are going to use the foundation chain that we've used before, and we are going to go into the third chain from the hook. So we're going to skip the first two chains and go into this third chain from the hook. We're going to yarn over before we going into that chain. Then we are going to yarn over as before and pull through the first loop on the hook. Now, instead of having two loops on the hook you'll have three. We're going to yarn over and and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Yarn over, go into the stitch, a yarn over again and pull through one, yarn over another time and pull all three stitches off the hook. Again, yarn over, go into the stitch. Yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through three. Yarn over, go into the stitch, yarn over, pull through one, and yarn over and pull through all the stitches. Last one in the row - yarn over and go into the stitch. Yarn over pull through, yarn over pull through.
Alright so a couple things that are different (than single crochet). Because a half double crochet is taller than a single crochet, when we get to the turning chain...we are at the end of this row and we want to go back the other way...so at the end here instead of doing just one chain (like in single crochet) we are going to do two. So here's one chain and then two chains. Ok, now we're going to turn our work over. Now these two chains count as our first half double crochet. Instead of going into this first stitch like we would with a single crochet, we are going to go into this second stitch right here.
So we look for the v and we look for the hole, now we're going to yarn over and go into that stitch right there. Then we are going to yarn over again and pull through the first stitch. Then yarn over again and pull through all three stitches on the hook. Next stitch: yarn over, look for that v and go into the stitch. Yarn over and pull through, yarn over pull through all three. Repeat that to the last stitch.
Now we are at the end and there's another difference I want to show you really quick. Because that turning chain made up our first stitch, we now have to work our last stitch into that turning chain. That confuses people sometimes because you'll start to lose stitches in your row if you don't work that last stitch. You'll go into the top chain of that turning chain and work the stitch the same way..yarn over go into the stitch, yarn over pull through one, yarn over pull through all three.
Ok, you have the half double crochet! Please comment, like this video, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!