Half Double Crochet

Rock Star Mitts

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Rock Star Mitts ~ free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Rock Star Mitts
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

My daughter Kyla named these linen stitch mitts the Rock Star Mitts, “Because, they make me feel like a rock star!” Grab a Frabjous Fibers “Randomness Hat Kit” for enough yarn to make 1 adult set or 2 kids sets of these exciting and easy mitts. They are made in one piece each, with a thumb hole but no added thumb piece, so they are super easy. Come on, be a rock star!!

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Stitchopedia ~ Flat Circles in Single, Half Double, and Double Crochet

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How to make a flat circle in single, half double, or double crochet

Sometimes you need to crochet a flat circle. It is a good basic skill to know, so I am sharing a how~to with you. Here you will find written instructions with process photos to help, charts, and videos, showing how to crochet a flat circle in single, half double, and double crochet.

Here we go!

For the samples seen here, I used Peaches and Cream yarn, and an 8/H/5mm hook. However, this is really a tutorial showing you how to make flat circles, you can use nearly any yarn and a hook that works with your yarn. (more…)

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Stitchopedia ~ Getting Started: Half Double Crochet

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Learn to make a half double crochet with this video, written instructions, and photos. You will learn how to make the half double crochet, how to turn to start a new row, and how to make a half double crochet into the previous row. This is a great resource for crochet beginners! To learn the starting chain, see this post. To learn how to work into the starting chain, see this post.

In the samples seen in this video and post, I used Red Heart With Love yarn.

Written instructions with photos

Abbreviations:
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
yo ~ yarn over

To make a hdc:
Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops. Half double crochet made.

Here are a series of photos showing how to make the hdc:

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Wrap the yarn over the hook. (yo)
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Insert hook into the stitch.
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Wrap the yarn around the hook. (yo)
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Pull through just the stitch. (3 loops left on the hook)
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Wrap the yarn around the hook again.
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Pull through all the loops. Half double crochet made.

Here is a sample of a hdc chart as well:

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The chart shows the following pattern:

Row 1: Ch 11, hdc in third ch from hook and each remaining ch across. (9 hdc)
Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as the first hdc), hdc in the next st and each st across. (10 hdc)
Repeat row 2

*note, because the ch 2 at the beginning of row 2 counts as the first hdc, the final row count of row 2 is 10 hdc, not 9.

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Basic Crochet Video ~ Half Double Crochet

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Half-Double-Crochet

This video teaches the basics of how to make a half double crochet.

When reading a pattern, half double crochet is abbreviated as “hdc.” Here are some photo stills to show the making of the hdc.

Here are written instructions on how to make a half double crochet

Abbreviations:
hdc ~ half double crochet
st ~ stitch
yo ~ yarn over

yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook) yo, pull through all 3 loops

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