Basic Crochet Stitches

Brand new to crochet?

Here are some of the most basic stitches you should learn. Most complicated stitch patterns are just a combination of these basics, so once you master these, you’ll be able to make nearly anything!

Half Double Crochet

Abbreviated

HDC

When you’ll use it

Half double crochet is the stitch halfway in height between single crochet and double crochet. This is a common stitch for hats, shawls, garments, and different kinds of shaping.

How to do it

Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 3 loops.

Step One

1. Yarn over.

Step Two

2. Insert hook in indicated stitch or space.

Step Three

3. Yarn over.

Step Four

4. Pull up a loop.

Step Five

5. Yarn over.

Step Six

6. Pull through 3 loops.

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