How to Crochet: The Famous Half Double Crochet Stitch

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This half double crochet stitch is probably my most favorite stitch. It’s not a single, not a double, it’s what is in between and I love it. Not only is the half double crochet (probably) my favorite stitch, but it’s so easy and works up so splendidly, that you can use this stitch for lots of crochet projects that are completely different, one to another.

Related: how to crochet your three basic stitches…

The famous half double crochet stitch

For learning how to half double crochet, we again turn to Mikey from The Crochet Crowd to help us all get it just right. Mikey is one of my most favorite YouTubers (for crocheting) and you’ll soon see that his style of teaching is great for anyone wanting to learn how to crochet. This particular video is part of a learning series he did several years ago – his methods are easy to follow and perfect for the beginner on up.

So. Let’s learn to half double crochet.

How to Crochet: The Famous Half Double Crochet Stitch


See? I told you. Easy Peasy and so darn cute. This stitch is so versatile that it can be worked up in many different ways for the many projects you might do.

Here are two of my latest WIPs…

The first, Mags’ mermaid tail (another tutorial from Mikey that is super duper AWEsome), is done with a thicker yarn and larger hook.

Half Double Crochet - Mermaid Tail WIP

The second is a girl baby blanket that I’m happily alternating rows with the single stitch and the half double stitch:

Half Double Crochet - baby blanket WIP

For whatever reason, I am thoroughly enjoying my L hook (8 mm) and am on a tear using it to create some pretty little crochet projects for Christmas prezzies. I love to spoil! πŸ™‚

Half Double Crochet - the hook

Alrighty then, I should probably leave you now, to get going on your next creation. Give the half double crochet stitch a whirl. Who knows, maybe it will become your (probably) most favorite stitch, too.


Sandra Lynn



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5 thoughts on “How to Crochet: The Famous Half Double Crochet Stitch

    • I hear you. I learned just single and double, WAY back in the day. But YouTube changed EVERYTHING. I’m creating beautiful things with yarn, that I NEVER thought I would or could do. πŸ™‚ Good luck to you here and with your crochet and have a great day!! πŸ™‚

    • I learned more than 25 years ago, but only the basics. VERY basic. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I started watching YouTube vids and OMGosh what I’ve created since then. I still have so much to learn but I love crochet. It’s so chill and feels good to make something that someone else can use. If you are interested, stay tuned, we’re going to turn it up big time with the crochet… Good luck to you and have a great day!! πŸ™‚

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