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This tutorial will teach you how to crochet the extended half double crochet stitch which is perfect for blankets, hats, scarves, baskets and so much more.
It’s the weekend and I needed a new project. Something quick and with an instant gratification factor. So I decided to do several things at once by creating one pattern that had several tutorials. I used a stitch – extended half double crochet – that I wanted to make a tutorial for (this one!). And then use the swatch to make a pattern with it. YAY! I did it and it worked out so well. That pattern is HERE and is slippers made from squares.
A Simple Stitch – but different than a hdc
But the extended half double crochet is actually a really fun and easy stitch – even for beginners. If you know how to crochet a normal half double crochet stitch, you will pick this one up easily and fast.
This stitch is a bit bigger than a normal half double crochet stitch, looks almost like a double crochet stitch, but is not as tall as one. It does look a little bit different than a normal half double crochet stitch though.
To make it easier, I created a written pattern as well as a video tutorial for this stitch. So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
If you love learning new stitches and patterns, you might also love these crochet patterns:
- Half Double Crochet
- HDC In 3rd loop behind the V
- Linked Half Double Crochet
- Chainless Foundation Chains
Crocheting the Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch
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How to Crochet the
Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch
So let’s grab some yarn, a corresponding hook and learn the extended half double crochet stitch.
- Make a chain or add onto a project
First, a chain and start from the 3rd chain from the hook (you can also start in the middle of a project – wherever you want to use this stitch). Now, yarn over, insert the hook into the chain (or stitch) and pull up a loop. You have 3 loops on your hook.
- Here is where an Extended HDC is different from a normal HDC
You will now yarn over and pull through ONE LOOP. This is how you extend the stitch.
- Finish the extended half double crochet
You will now yarn over and pull through all THREE loops. You now finished one extended hdc.
- Keep crocheting this stitch
You can now repeat steps 1 through 3 to crochet more extended half double crochet (hdc) stitches.
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