How to Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Master the Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC), a versatile stitch perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike! It is between the height of single crochet and double crochet, and is made using aspects of both. Watch our easy-to-follow video, explore project ideas, and discover the beautiful texture this stitch creates. Crochet your way to cozy blankets, stylish scarves, and more!


Step 1

Yarn over and insert the hook into the work (third chain from hook on the starting chain).

How to Half-Double Crochet

Step 2

* Yarn over and draw through pulling up a loop.

How to Half-Double Crochet

Step 3

Yarn over again and pull yarn through all three loops on the hook.

How to Half-Double Crochet

Step 4

One half-double crochet made. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch; repeat from * in step 2.

How to Half-Double Crochet