How to Half Double Crochet and Foundation Half Double Crochet

Todays lesson in our Learn to crochet series is How to Half Double Crochet (HDC) and Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

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If you haven’t yet learned the basics on how to hold the yarn and chaining watch Lesson #1

Lesson #1

Lesson #1 will teach the ultimate basic step, HOW TO HOLD THE YARN AND CHAIN

Watch this video until you’ve mastered this step.  It is essential to build on everything else.  This is the hardest part of the learning process.  It takes practise so keep trying until you’re comfortable with your grip and yarn hold.

For my learn to crochet series I will be using Super Bulky weight #6 yarn and a 9mm crochet hook.  You can use any hook and yarn weight but I feel learning with a larger hook and weight yarn is easier.

Yarn used in video series – Sugar Bush Yarns Chill

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Lesson #2

HOW TO SINGLE CROCHET (SC) AND HOW TO FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC)

This video will show you how to single crochet (sc) with a starting chain and also how to crochet a foundation single crochet (fsc).

Lesson #3

HOW TO HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC) AND (FHDC)

Written Instructions:

Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Foundation Half Double Crochet –  fhdc

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Repeat – Rep

Stitch(es) –  st (sts)

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

HDC with starting chain

Row 1: Ch 12, work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-7: Ch 2 (not included as a stitch), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

or pattern may read

Row 2: Ch 2 (not included as a stitch), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

Rep Row 2 [ 5 more times].

FHDC

Row 1: Fhdc 10, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-7: Ch 2 (not included as a stitch), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—10 sts.

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