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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Learn to Crochet: Part 4- Half Double Crochet Stitch {Crochet Along Tutorial}

Welcome to Part 4 of my Learn to Crochet series.
Feel free to look back at Learn to Crochet: Part 1- Getting Started {Crochet Along Tutorial}Learn to Crochet: Part 2- Single Crochet Stitch {Crochet Along Tutorial}, and Learn to Crochet: Part 3- Double Crochet Stitch {Crochet Along Tutorial} if you missed them.

Today we will be working on another set of 6 inch squares for our crochet bag. For these squares, we will be learning the half double crochet stitch.

The half double crochet stitch is a combination of a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch. It starts out like a double, and finishes like a single,

Like before, I will begin by explaining the double crochet stitch. Next, there will be a photo tutorial. Finally, I will show you how it would look if you were reading the instructions off of a pattern.

For our bag, we will be making 4 half double crochet squares.

Half Double Crochet (hdc):
  1. You will begin with a foundation chain (ch). For this pattern (patt), we will chain 19 (ch 19).
  2. Yarn over (YO) hook and insert hook into the third chain (ch) from the hook.
  3. Yarn over (YO) hook and pull it through the chain (ch) stitch (st). You will now have 3 loops (lps) on the hook.
  4. Yarn over (YO) hook and pull it through all 3 of the loops (lps). You will  be left with 1 loop (lp) on the hook. You have just made a half double crochet (hdc).
  5. Continue working a half double crochet (hdc) in each chain (ch). When you get to the end of the chain (ch), you will have 18 half double crochet (hdc) stitches (sts).
  6. Now we will work the next row. Turn your work, and chain 2 (ch 2).
  7. Insert your hook into the second stitch (st) from the previous (prev) row {you skip the first stitch, because the chain 2 (ch 2) counts as your first half double crochet (dc)}, and work a half double crochet (hdc).
  8. Continue working a half double crochet (hdc) in each stitch (st). 
  9. When you get to the end, work a half double crochet (hdc) in the top chain (ch) that you skipped at the beginning of the first row.
  10. For row 3, repeat steps 6-8. When you get to the end of the row, you will work your last half double crochet (hdc) in the top chain (ch) of the turning chain 2 (ch 2) that you made in the previous row. {This is the chain 2 (ch 2) that I said counts as the first half double crochet.}
  11. Now, just repeat steps 9-10, until you get the desired length. For the square, we will work 13 rows.
You will begin with a foundation chain (ch). For this pattern (patt), we will chain 19 (ch 19).
Yarn over (YO) hook and insert hook into the third chain (ch) from the hook.
Yarn over (YO) hook and pull it through the chain (ch) stitch (st). You will now have 3 loops (lps) on the hook.
Yarn over (YO) hook and pull it through all 3 of the loops (lps). You will  be left with 1 loop (lp) on the hook. You have just made a half double crochet (hdc).
Continue working a half double crochet (hdc) in each chain (ch). When you get to the end of the chain (ch), you will have 18 half double crochet (hdc) stitches (sts).
Now we will work the next row. Turn your work, and chain 2 (ch 2).
Insert your hook into the second stitch (st) from the previous (prev) row {you skip the first stitch, because the chain 2 (ch 2) counts as your first half double crochet (dc)}, and work a half double crochet (hdc).
Continue working a half double crochet (hdc) in each stitch (st).
When you get to the end, work a double crochet (dc) in the top chain (ch) that you skipped at the beginning of the first row.Repeat the steps in row 2 for row 3. When you get to the end of the row, you will work your last half double crochet (hdc) in the top chain (ch) of the turning chain 2 (ch 2) that you made in the previous row. {This is the chain 2 (ch 2) that I said counts as the first half double crochet.}
Repeat for 13 rows. Make 4 half double crochet (hdc) squares.

6 Inch Half Double Crochet Square
Make 4
Supplies:
Size J crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn

Pattern:
Ch 19
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook. hdc in each remaining ch. Turn. (18)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc 16, hdc in the top of beginning skipped ch 2. Turn. (18)
Rows 3-13: ch 2, hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc 16, hdc in the top of turning ch 2. Tur.n (18)
FO, weave in ends.

Half Double Crochet Square. Disregard the lavender edging. We will learn this in part 5.


When you are finished, make 3 more double crochet squares. We will need 4 for the bag.

When you are ready, head over to: Learn to Crochet: Part 5- Crochet Edging

Happy Crocheting!

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