How to crochet Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Half Double Crochet (hdc) ~ A Crochet Stitch Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn to crochet a half double crochet stitch (US) or a treble stitch (UK).

Watch the video for step by step instructions on how to Crochet a half double crochet (hdc) stitch. Note that a hdc (half double crochet) is a US term, and in the UK they call it half tr (htr). 

Half Double Crochet Stitch Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Yarn over, insert the hook into the chain or stitch.

Step 2. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch creating three loops on hook.

Step 3. Yarn over and pull yarn through all three loops on hook.

When to crochet a Half-Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

This stitch is perfect when you want a taller stitch than the single crochet stitch, but a shorter stitch than the double crochet stitch. Half-double crochet stitch sits perfectly in the middle and is a compact stitch used in many Amigurumi crochet patterns.

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