Half Double Crochet The Inbetweenie Stitch
You know, half double crochet is exactly what it says  half way to
a double crochet stitch. If you already know how to work
double crochet,
then you'll have no problem here.
I know I keep saying it, but it really is easy. Here  I'll prove it!
How about some basic information first...
 You'll need 2
chains
to bring the row to the height of this stitch.
 It's one chain longer than
single crochet
and one chain shorter than double crochet in height.
 This stitch is just perfect for felted crochet, as it is a little
more loose than single crochet, but not as loose as double, and so it felts
more uniformly.
Let's begin...
 Let's say you've already worked the correct number of chains
(plus 2 chains to give the height of the first stitch), then yarn over
once, push hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull
through to front of work (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull
through all 3 loops (1 loop on hook). Tada! That's it  stitch
complete!
See  I knew you could do it  so the first part is the same as double
crochet and the second part is the same as single crochet, hence half
double crochet, as it's exactly half way between the two.
Now  just work into each chain to the end of the row, turn, then chain
2 to begin the next row, and work into the next stitch.
If you're a visual learner  check out these
useful pictures.
Just practice a little before taking on anything too large. Then you'll
be ready to try a felted bag or two.
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