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Crochet Photo Tutorial - How to UK half treble crochet | US half double crochet
The second basic stitch of crochet is the Half Treble Crochet, abbreviated as htr, in UK terminology. It is known as Half Double Crochet (hdc) in US terminology. It is as straight forward as dc/sc. You start by working the foundation chain (fch) row and then work the stitch similarly to dc/sc, you just have an extra YO before you put the hook through the ch/st. Then follow the simple step-by-step photo guide below. Once you have mastered this stitch you can start creating projects! You could make the bag pictured above from my FREE Starter Projects for Beginners Pattern. You could also try my Simple Bag, which is a combination of both dc/sc and htr/hdc. Although, you do need to know how to crochet a magic (adjustable) ring and work in the round, for which there is a photo tutorial included with these patterns. More information about hook sizes, yarn and the letter abbreviations you will be seeing, can be found on my Crochet Hints and Tips section.
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Step 12 - For row 2 (and every row thereafter), you need to ch 2 at the beginning of the row. For this, treat it like chaining the fch row - yo, pull yarn through loop on hook, yo, pull yarn through loop on hook, ch 2 is complete.
Step 1 - Tie a slip knot.
Step 2 - Crochet the required number of chains. If this is for practice, I suggest chaining 22. (You always crochet 2 ch more than the number of stitches you need for dc/sc).
Step 3 - Find the 3rd chain from the hook. You will have the loop on the hook, then count 3 chs from there.
Step 7 - Pull yarn through the chain. You should be able to guide it through with the tip of the hook. This will give you 3 loops on your hook.
Step 6 - Yarn Over, or YO.
Step 8 - YO, yarn over.
Step 9 - Pull yarn through all 3 loops on the hook. You will now have one loop on the hook and your first Half Treble/Half Double Crochet stitch is now complete.
Step 13 - Hold the work up in front of you. Locate the stitches you made on row 1. The holes you see will be where you need to put your hook through. Locate the 1st stitch on the right. Now repeat steps 4-9 for each stitch across row (YO, put through stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook).
Now repeat steps 12 and 13 until you have completed the number of rows you need. If it is for practice, carry on until you have 24 rows. Then you need to fasten off. For this you cut your yarn approximately 10cm from your hook. Then, YO and pull the yarn all the way through until the end comes out of the loop and pull it gently to tighten it.
Well done! You can now Half Treble/Half Double Crochet.
Step 4 - Yarn over/YO.
Step 10 - In the next chain (the one to the left of the htr/hdc you just completed), rep steps 4-9. Repeat this for every stitch until you get to the end of the chains. If you chained 22 to start with, you will end up with 20 htr/hdc. Familiarise yourself with the look of how the stitches have formed. This will be you r first row complete!
Step 11 - Turn your work (see How to dc/sc steps 9 and 10 if you are not sure what this means).
Here is some inspiration of projects you can make now that you know how to Half Treble/Half Double Crochet:
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Step 5 - Put hook through ch.