How to Half Double Crochet | an Annie’s Tutorial


– Hello, I’m Laura and welcome to this How To Crochet series by Annie’s. In this video tutorial
you’ll learn how to work the half double crochet stitch. The half double crochet
is also a little taller or higher than the the single crochet. Let’s get started. – [Instructor] Just as its
name implies, the half double crochet eliminates one step
from the double crochet stitch, and works up about half as tall. Remember you will never
work in the first chain from the crochet hook
unless the crochet pattern you are working specifically
directs you to do so. We will now begin working row
one of half double crochet. Step one, first make a
slip knot in chain 13. Bring the yarn once over the crochet hook from back to front. Skip the first two chains,
and then insert the hook in the third chain from the hook. Remember not to count the
loop on the hook as a chain. Step two, bring the yarn
over the crochet hook, and draw it through the
chain stitch, and up on to the working area of the hook. You now have three loops on the hook. Step three, bring the
yarn over the crochet hook and draw it through all three loops on the hook in one motion. You have completed one
half double crochet. One loop remains on the hook. To finish the row, continue
to work one half double crochet in each remaining
chain across the row. Bring the yarn once over the crochet hook from back to front. Insert the hook, bring the
yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through the chain stitch, and up on to the working area of the hook. You now have three loops on the hook. Bring the yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through all three loops on the hook in one motion. Bring the yarn once over the crochet hook, from back to front. Insert the hook, bring the
yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through the chain stitch, and up on to the working area of the hook. Bring the yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through all three loops on the hook in one motion. Now that we have completed the row, you should stop and count your stitches. You should have 12 half double
crochets, counting the first two chains you skipped at
the beginning of the row as a half double crochet. Turn your work counter-clockwise. To work row two, you need to
bring the yarn or thread up to the correct height for the next row. To raise the yarn,
chain two this is called the turning chain. Like double crochet the
turning chain counts as a stich in the half double crochet, unless your pattern specifies otherwise. Skip the first half double crochet of the previous row. Be sure to insert the crochet
hook under the top two loops of the stitch. Work a half double
crochet in a second stitch and in each remaining stich
across the previous row. Insert the hook, bring the
yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through the
chain stitch, and up on to the working area of the hook. Bring the yarn over the crochet
hook, and draw it through all three loops on the hook in one motion. Bring the yarn once over the crochet hook from back to front. Insert the hook. Bring the yarn over the crochet hook, and draw it through the chain stitch, and up on to the working area of the hook. Bring the yarn over the crochet
hook and draw it through all three loops on the hook in one motion. You can continue practicing or fasten off. If you are continuing on,
remember to chain two before your first half double crochet. After the last stich, cut the
yarn leaving a six inch end. As you did when you take your
crochet hook out for a break, draw the hook straight up, but
this time draw the cut yarn end completely through the stitch. Pull the six inch end to close. – Thanks for watching. Please take a moment to
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