How to Half Double Crochet Tutorial – Written & Video

Do you know how to half double crochet? I didn’t at first either, but I soon discovered that it was one I needed to learn!

The crochet half double stitch is used commonly on its own in patterns, but also to create more elaborate stitches!

Falling between a single crochet and double crochet, this stitch creates a looser fabric than single crochet.

Check out our tutorials below to learn how to half double crochet!

Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern
Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern

How to Half Double Crochet Written Instructions

The half double crochet stitch is also known as the half treble crochet. If you’re looking at a US pattern it will tell you to use the half DOUBLE crochet, while a UK pattern will say half TREBLE crochet. However, they really are worked the same way!

But for now, we will talk about how to half double crochet.

Step 1: Begin by crocheting a foundation chain of your desired length, plus one.

Step 2: Skip the first TWO chain stitches.

Step 3: Yarn over and insert your hook into the THIRD chain stitch from your hook.

Step 4: Yarn over again and pull through. There should be three loops on your hook now.

Step 5: Yarn over once more and pull through all three loops.

Step 6: Congratulations! You just completed one half double crochet stitch!

Step 7: Repeat steps 3 through 5 to the end of the row.

Step 8: Turn your work and crochet two chain stitches.

Step 9: To begin Row Two, skip the FIRST half double crochet.

Step 10: Yarn over and insert your hook intl the SECOND half double crochet stitch.

Step 11: Yarn over again and pull through.

Step 12: Yarn over once last time and pull through all three loops!

How to Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

Patterns to Use Half Double Crochet Stitch

The half double crochet stitch is very versatile and can be used for many types of projects, like the ones listed…and remember, if a pattern calls for a half treble crochet stitch, you can use the half double crochet in its place since you already know it!

Star Baby Crochet Bunting Bag Pattern

This adorable little bag helps newborns and infants stay warm, and look cute at the same time!

star baby crochet pattern using half double crochet stitch

Check out the pattern here.

Lightweight Travel Crochet Cowl Pattern

Another fun and easy pattern is this lightweight cowl! Keep your neck warm and your style HAWT!

Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern using half double crochet
Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern

Read about this beautiful crochet cowl here.

Half Double Crochet Stitch

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning the half double crochet stitch!

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Happy crocheting with your half double crochet stitch!


Shana Grandstaff

Shana Grandstaff freelances in her spare time, writing about a variety of topics. She loves animals, crocheting, knitting, crafting, and learning new things.

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