How To Work Half Double Crochet In Between the Stitches

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Learn how to work the half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches by following the step-by-step photo tutorial below.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

I love trying new and beautiful crochet stitches and this stitch is quite simple and perfect for adventurous beginners. I’ve used the half double crochet working in between the stitches in several projects, so I decided to share a photo tutorial with you on how to do it!

Working between posts is an alternative to working through both loops, back loops or front loops. To work between stitches, the hook is inserted underneath all three loops of the stitch. It’s a gorgeous and very easy crochet stitch that creates a beautiful and feminine texture. If you know how to crochet the basic half double crochet, you should definitely give it a try!

Once you learn how to work half double crochet in between the stitches from the photo tutorial below, you can check out these beautiful crochet patterns using this stitch:

  1. Rhea V-Neck Cardigan
  2. Mosaic Cropped Sweater
  3. Pocket Raglan Sweater

Half Double Crochet In Between Stitches TUTORIAL

Step 1

Start with a chain any length. Then, work first row of half double crochet worked in the standard way starting from 3rd chain from the hook. Turn.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

Step 2

Second row starts with chain 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout). Then, yarn over and insert your hook underneath the three loops between stitches – notice the open space between the first and the second stitch on the right.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

Next, pull through remaining two loops.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

Continue working half double crochet in between stitches across, until the end of the row. Make sure you make the last stitch in between the last hdc stitch and chain 2 from the row below.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com
Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

After the last stitch turn your work.

Step 3

Repeat instructions from Step 2 as many times as you wish.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com

MORE CROCHET TUTORIALS

Ready to try new crochet techniques? Here are some crochet tutorial for you to check out.

Half double crochet (HDC) in BETWEEN the stitches step-by-step photo tutorial by mycrochetory.com
  1. How to work the Moss Stitch
  2. How to reuse frogged yarns
  3. How to work intarsia crochet
  4. Mattress Stitch Join tutorial

I’d love to hear what you think about this stitch. If you have any questions or need any help, please leave a comment below.

2 Comments on “How To Work Half Double Crochet In Between the Stitches

  1. That really is a beautiful stitch. Thank you for the pictures, it makes it SO much easier for me to see it than to read about it.

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