The height of the half double crochet (hdc) stitch is between a single crochet (sc) and a double crochet (dc). It is bulkier than other stitches so it takes up more yarn. But it is also quicker to work the hdc than a dc. It is one of my favorite stitches to work – it gives any project an easy to accomplish unique look.
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How to work a hdc:
1. One loop on hook.
2. Yarn over hook (yoh).
Note: Always wrap yarn from back to front (away from you, up, then toward you over the hook).
3. Insert hook into stitch (unless directed otherwise, always insert hook under BOTH loops of the stitch), yoh.
4. Pull yoh through the stitch (3 loops on hook).
5. Yoh, then pull yoh through all 3 loops on hook.
6. One loop remains. One hdc complete.
To make another hdc, repeat steps 1-5.