The basic half double crochet stitch is very similar to the double crochet stitch. When using the half double, you start out just as you would with the double crochet but after doing your first yarn over and drawing through the loops from your previous row, you do another yarn over and draw through all remaing loops on your hook all at once. Therefore, the half double works up much quicker than the regular double crochet stitch. See the instructions below for complete details on how to complete this stitch and how to work it into rows.
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
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, 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.