In celebration of National Crochet Month, every Friday during March I am sharing a brand new crochet stitch tutorial with you! That is 5 new crochet stitches for your repertoire. This is week #2, if you missed last week’s stitch you can find it HERE.
This week’s crochet stitch is a variation on the half double crochet. I have done a little polling in my Facebook group (which you should probably join because its fun!) and the half double crochet seams to be alot of crocheters’ favorite stitch. Is it yours?
The Back and Front Loop Half Double Crochet is a simple variation on a typical half double crochet stitch. Instead of working the stitch through both loops of the stitch across the row, you will alternate between working in the back loop and front loop.
Working the stitch this way creates a really great texture… and if you’ve been here awhile, you know my love for all things textured. I already have some plans to use this stitch on a couple different projects.
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Back & Front Loop Half Double Crochet
In todays tutorial I am using:
-#4 Worsted weight yarn (it was an unlabled skein in my stash but I am almost 100% sure it is Red Heart Super Saver)
-6mm crochet hook
As always please feel free to use any hook and yarn combo you want
-Hdc: Half Double Crochet
-BLO: Back Loop Only
-FLO: Front Loop Only
-Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
-Work the first and last stitch of each row through BOTH loops.
-If you aren’t familiar with working in the back or front loop of a stitch I have made a handy graphic for you so you know where to insert your hook. If you want further help check out this video tutorial.
Row 1: Ch an odd number of stitches. I chained 27 in this sample. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as chain 1. *Working in BLO, hdc in next. Working in FLO, hdc in next. Repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Hdc in last st. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until your piece is the size you want.
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