Follow the steps from pulling the wrapped hook through the center of the chain stitch to drawing yarn through all 3 loops. Skipping the first stitch maintains a consistent number of stitches per row.
All Rights Reserved. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. How to Hold the Crochet Hook Lesson 2: Chain 2, skip the first half double crochet of the previous row; be sure to insert the crochet hook under top two loops of the stitch, work a half double crochet in the second stitch see illustration 40 and in each remaining stitch across the previous row.
You might see it abbreviated as hdc2tog half double crochet two together or dec hdc decrease half double crochet. It is a foundational crochet stitch and worked similarly to those two basic stitches. Thank you in advance.
Yarnspirations shows this technique in their helpful video. For this tutorial, will be using the "same stitch as the beginning chain two" version so that you can clearly see in the photos which stitch that actually is. They also make wonderful decorative stitches.
You can continue practicing or fasten off. Remember not to count the loop on the hook as a chain. It has been used most commonly as decorative edgings for baby booties and hand warmers.
This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. As you do when you take your crochet hook out for a break, draw the hook straight up, but this time draw the cut yarn end completely through the stitch. Published on. To provide a better website experience, feltmagnet. You can replace the double crochet stitch in many patterns with a half double crochet stitch for a shorter design that looks the same.