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Tutorial: Half Double Crochet (hdc)

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:
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1. One loop on hook.
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2. Yarn over hook (yoh).

Note: Always wrap yarn from back to front (away from you, up, then toward you over the hook).
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3. Insert hook into stitch (unless directed otherwise, always insert hook under BOTH loops of the stitch), yoh.
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4. Pull yoh through the stitch (3 loops on hook).
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5. Yoh, then pull yoh through all 3 loops on hook.
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6. One loop remains. One hdc complete.

To make another hdc, repeat steps 1-5.

Happy crocheting!

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