This is our second week of an eight-week series on beginning crochet and the basic stitches used in the Zinnia Blossoms Afghan.
Today we'll be learning how to make a US Half-Double Crochet Stitch. (In UK crochet terminology this same stitch is called a Half Treble Crochet Stitch.) This is one of the most fundamental stitches in crochet and creates a stitch height that, as you might assume, is taller than a single crochet but shorter than a double crochet.
I've posted the video below along with a few notes and all the links you might need. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun & happy knitting!
Other Lessons in this Series:
US Double Crochet (available 3/16/21)
US Treble Crochet (available 3/23/21)
US Puff Stitch (available 3/30/21)
US Double Crochet Bobble (available 4/6/21)
US Treble Crochet Bobble (available 4/13/21)
Zinnia Blanket Assembly (available 4/20/21)
Frequently Asked Crochet Questions (available 4/27/21)
Notes and Resources:
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US Half-Double Crochet Stitch (HDC)
Step 1: You need at least 1 loop on your hook and an active project to work into. Work to the stitch in the pattern where you will be adding a HDC.
Step 2: Wrap the working yarn from back to front, over the hook. (This is a yarn-over.) You now have 2 loops on your hook.
Step 3: Insert the hook into the next stitch. Yarn-over and pull through the stitch. You now have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 4: Yarn-over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. You're back to just one loop on your hook and you've completed a HDC.
Next week we'll learn how to make a US Double Crochet and find out it's UK counterpart. Make sure you're signed up for emails so that you get the tutorial sent straight to your inbox. See you then!
Zinnia Blossoms Afghan Supplies:
(Linked to Interweave.com)
$2.95 USD / 100g
(Linked to the LoveCrafts.com)
(Linked to KnitPicks.com)