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How to Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet

Double crochet and half double crochet stitches are very convenient.  Sometimes, you may not have the time to single crochet an entire scarf, but still want it to be semi-tight.  Maybe you just don’t have enough yarn.  In either event, double crochet and half double crochet stitches would work out in your favor.

When dealing with height, half double crochet stitches are taller than single crochet stitches, but shorter than double crochet stitches.  Double crochet stitches are more commonly-used than half double crochet stitches, but sometimes you may just see “hdc” in a pattern.  When that time comes, you’ll need to know how to half double crochet.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s really quite simple to crochet either kind of stitch.  Check out the video below to learn how to double crochet and how to half double crochet.

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  1. […] If you’re familiar with single crochet foundation chains and double crochet foundation chains, you’ll notice that all you really need to do is add one extra step to the stitches in a single crochet foundation chain in order to create a double crochet foundation chain.  It seems that when others tried to create treble crochet foundation chains, they added just one more step to the double crochet foundation chains, not realizing that treble crochet stitches are a lot more spaced out than double crochet stitches. […]

  2. […] If you’re looking to create a quick and loose crochet project, treble crochet is the way to go.  Sometimes referred to as “triple crochet stitches,” treble crochet stitches are the tallest of the commonly-used crochet stitches, with the others–from shortest to tallest–being slip stitches, single crochet stitches, half-double crochet stitches, and double crochet stitches. […]

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