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In Lesson 10: Beginner Crochet: Half Double Crochet Join You Will Learn
- How to join a new piece of yarn with a half double crochet stitch
- How to finish off your yarn
- How to weave in your yarn ends
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How to Crochet:
Tip: Unless the pattern instructions you are following indicate otherwise, crochet stitches are worked under both loops of the stitch (i.e. the front and back loops).
Stitches Used in this Video Tutorial
Half Double Crochet Stitch
Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through all three loops on the hook.
Techniques Shown in this Video Tutorial
- Half Double Crochet Join
- Finish Off
- Weave In Ends
Photo Tutorial Example for Half Double Crochet Join:
Step 1: Put a slip knot on your crochet hook.
Step 2: Yarn over (hold this loop down with a finger so it doesn’t unwind) the hook.
Step 3: Insert your hook into the specified stitch.
Step 4: Yarn over the hook.
Step 5: Pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 6: Yarn over the hook.
Step 7: Pull through all three loops on the stitch to finish the half double crochet.
For a handy printable table with all the basic terms please see this post: Basic Crochet Terms Translated
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Crochet Hook pictured in the video: Clover Amour Crochet Hook