Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tutorial: Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet (hdc) Tutorial
1.    Yarn over.

2.    Insert your hook into stitch.

3.    Yarn over.

4.    Pull up loop out of stitch.
5.    You should have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over.

6.    Pull through all 3 loops.

Food For Thought: 
The half double crochet stitch (hdc) is made by bringing the last loop through 3 loops on the hook, rather than only 2 loops as in single or double crochets. As a result, when working back and forth to create a piece of fabric, natural ridges will appear from that extra loop. However, when working in the round, as in making a hat, you do not get the same ridged look as you do when you turn the piece at the end of each row. This can be an interesting design element.

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