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How to Do a Half Double Crochet Stitch

Learn how to do a half double crochet stitch from Lion Brand Yarn's Andrea Lemire in this Howcast video.

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Hey, I'm Andrea Lemire, the education coordinator here at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. I'm going to show you some really cool techniques for beginning crochet, and hopefully, you'll have as much fun as I have with it. Okay, lets get started.

So now, we're going to do the half double crochet. It's the second highest stitch that exists out of the 4 basic stitches. So we're gonna do it into our chain. This step is important. We need to skip some chains. And the nber of chains you skip for the half double crochet is 2. So we're gonna count them away from the hook. You're gonna start at the loop on your hook, and that doesn't count as anything. And we're gonna count each V, like, little V shapes away from the hook. So there's one, where my yarn's coming out of. The next V or space is 2. So the third here, is where I'm going to go in with my hook. So step 1 of the half double crochet is yarn over the hook. And that's just bringing that yarn from back to front over the hook. And that's the same way that you always yarn over in crochet. I'm going to insert under that third chain from the hook now. The yarn comes back over the hook. And I'm gonna bring that yarn through the chain onto the hook itself. So at this point, we have 3 loops on the hook. And the last step in the half double crochet is yarn over again. And bring it right on through all 3 loops. At that point, it helps to kind of grab right at the base of those loops, and gently pull down as you're sliding through with your hook. And that just opens those loops up, and makes it a little bit easier for you to do that motion. So one more time. We're going to yarn over the hook. Insert under the next chain. Bring the yarn over the hook. And pull it through the chain onto the hook. So you now have your 3 loops. We're going to yarn over again, and bring it right on through all 3. So that's the half double crochet. What you're going to do is work that across every chain to the end. And then definitely check out the churning video to see what happens next.

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