Learning to Crochet – Lesson 2.5 Half Double Crochet

We have a bonus lesson this week! Well, it’s pretty easy once you already have the double crochet down. The half double is probably one of my favorite easier stitches to use. It’s easy and looks really nice.

You’re going to start pretty similar to the double crochet with a chain of 22, base of 20 and 2 going up.

Take the yarn and wrap it over the hook like you did with the double crochet, stick the hook through the third stitch from the hook, grab the yarn with the hook and pull it through the stitch. You should have the 3 loops on your hook. Once you have all those, grab the yarn with hook again and pull it through all the loops. And there you have your very first half double crochet!

Continue across until you have 20 hdc (half double crochet) stitches. At the end of the row, chain 2 and turn your work over to start the next row.

When you have 13 rows you can finish off your square, cut the yarn tail a couple inches out, pull the yarn through the loop, and then weave the end in with an embroidery needle. Set your square aside for the blanket, or make a bunch of squares and use them as coasters! Isn’t crocheting fun??

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