If you compare the final look of the back loop half double crochet stitch to the basic half double crochet stitch which is worked through both loops, you will notice that when worked through the back loops on each row you achieve a raised striped look instead of a smooth look. As you can see, one little change when crocheting can make a big difference in the final look of a project.

Materials and Supplies

Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain
rep = repeat
st = stitch
yo = yarn over

Craft Instructions

You can work any number of stitches but add two to the base chain.

1st row: Sk 2 ch, hdc into next chain and each ch across, turn
2nd row: Ch 2, working into back loops of sts, hdc into next st and each st across, turn
Rep 2nd row to desired length.

Review: A half double crochet stitch is made as follows - wrap yarn once around your crochet hook, insert hook into corresponding stitch of previous row, yo, draw up the loop, yo draw through remaining loops on hook ending with a single loop remaining on hook.

Printable Instructions

Back Crochet Stitch Patterns