Half Double Crochet Stitch

What Is the Half Double Crochet?

The half double crochet is one of the 3 basic stitches, next to the single crochet and the double crochet. It’s taller than the single and shorter than the double. This stitch is beginner friendly and is used in a multitude of projects.

The half double crochet creates a nice dense fabric when either paired with other stitches or by itself. 


YO – Yarn Over

REP – Repeat


CH – Chain

HDC – Half Double Crochet


ST – Stitch

SP – Space

Written Instructions


Starting in the 3rd CH from the hook, YO, and insert your hook. YO, and pull up a loop. YO, and pull through all three loops on the hook.